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WATCH: Nigel Owens weighs in on Super Rugby try which caused mass confusion online

BY Sean Lenehan  ·  Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Nigel Owens weighs in on a controversial try which caused mass confusion online for the rugby community.

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In the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific, the Chiefs welcomed the Highlanders in the clash which kicked off the campaign for both of these sides. In the 38th minute Chiefs number 8, Pita-Gus Sowakula scored a controversial try just before halftime.

The Chiefs had a scrum on the Highlanders 5 metre line setting up a key attacking platform. The number 8 picked the ball from the back of the scrum and went down the blindside. As he was taking on the covering defender he leaped over him, dotting the ball down in the corner for the score. This score gave the Chiefs a comfortable 18-6 lead coming into the break.

The Chiefs went on to win the game 26-16 getting their Super Rugby campaign off to a good start.

Many viewers and rugby fans took to comment sections on videos posted on platforms such as Twitter, Reddit and YouTube to debate on whether the try should have been allowed to stand or not.

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Nigel Owens gave his opinion on what he thinks the correct decision should have been.

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