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Refs were right to deny us Mitch Aubusson try, says Roosters coach Trent Robinson

Reversal of fortune: Sharks captain Wade Graham (left) and teammates celebrate a Jeff Robson try against the Roosters.

Reversal of fortune: Sharks captain Wade Graham (left) and teammates celebrate a Jeff Robson try against the Roosters. Photo: Getty Images

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says match officials got it right by disallowing a Mitchell Aubusson try that would have pulled the shock loss to Cronulla out of the fire.

Aubusson crossed with 11 seconds left at Allianz Stadium but referee Gavin Morris called no-try before sending the decision upstairs.

Steve Chiddy and Henry Perenara were then unable to find evidence of the ball touching down and the try was denied.

Held up: Mitch Aubusson cannot get the ball down to score a last-gasp match-winner for the Roosters.

Held up: Mitch Aubusson cannot get the ball down to score a last-gasp match-winner for the Roosters. Photo: Anthony Johnson

"I couldn't see him get it down," said Robinson, when asked if the protocol was wrong when an official was required to make a call on something he did not see.

"I don't know if they had good sight, either. I think they took a bit of a punt there but I think they got it right. And I think the idea of them making a call is a good idea as well."

Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello missed the final 10 minutes because he was having a scan on a hamstring tear. He was shocked to learn of the defeat.

"I thought we should have gone on and won the game," said Minichiello, who hopes his injury will not force him to miss any football.

Robinson described the upset of the season as "really disappointing".

"We lost our mojo in 'D' and didn't combine well enough, didn't communicate we'll enough," he said.

"We were all over the shop by midway through that second half.

"There was a team that thought they should win and a team that wanted to win. That was the difference."

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  • Bravo Trent Robinson. No dummy spitting here ala Geoff "There needs to be an investigation" Toovey. Sharks wanted it more on the night and also had a fair try disallowed earlier in the match.

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    July 07, 2014, 12:22PM

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