The legality of Northampton Saints’ final try against Benetton has been questioned after the scorer Ollie Sleightholme looked to have obstructed a player off the ball.
Sleightholme appeared to step across Benetton winger Monty Ioane while the ball was in flight which prevented Ioane from making a tackle on Saints’ George Furbank.
This gave Furbank the space to make a half break and feed Sleightholme for the try, which was converted to level the scores with 25 minutes left on the clock.
Saints went on to win the game 32-35 at Stadio Comunale di Monigo, leaving them second in Pool 1 of the Champions Cup.
This will be one of the talking points of the weekend…
Benetton fans are furious that the try which levelled the scores was allowed to stand after Ollie Sleightholme appeared to impede the defender 👀
Northampton went on to win 32-35…
What do you think? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/8YmGf9HKsM
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