Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis says the club is still exploring legal options to have the result of Sunday’s loss to North Queensland overturned, arguing that it would not set a dangerous precedent.
Speaking to SEN radio, Hagipantelis said the NRL’s explanation raised a number of questions.
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“What Graham said yesterday requires further clarification,” he said.
“I’ve already sought the advice of senior counsel and they agree with me that there are grounds there to explore the matter even further.
“I have asked Graham Annesley to produce a number of documents including all of the audio between the referee, the Bunker and the players and the log for the official clock.
“It was a very unjust result.
“If it can be corrected that’s fine and if it can’t be, at least we gave it our best.”
Asked how long it would take for the Tigers case to work its way through the legal system, Hagipantelis was confident it could be resolved within a month.
Although the result of an NRL match has never previously been changed after the fact, the Tigers chairman is adamant this case should be different.
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“I agree that it may be setting a precedent, but why is it dangerous?” he said.
“If there is such an egregious and unjust outcome, why would it be a bad thing to have the NRL involve itself and correct it?
“The condemnation of what occurred is almost universal and overwhelming.
“The Wests Tigers should’ve won that match and the Cowboys should not be enjoying the two points that they have.”
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