THE COWBOYS will be hoping the referring blunders are out of the way, following Friday night’s NRL semi-final between the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury Bulldogs.
The Roosters won 38-12 to set up a showdown with Brisbane next week.
But the game was full on controversy, most notably when prop Kane Evans was awarded a try despite grounding the ball short.
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It came at a pivotal point of the do-or-die clash. The minor premiers went from being 8-4 up early in the second half to pile on a bunch of tries and claim dominance over the Bulldogs.
Tonight, North Queensland hosts Cronulla. In previous years, the Cowboys have been prevented from making it to a grand final due to major referring blunders.
The one and only time they reached the showdown was against the Wests Tigers in 2005, when they went home runners up.