Huddersfield coach Rick Stone clarified the situation around Danny Brough’s sin-binning for dissent in the defeat to Catalans.
Brough was shown the yellow card by referee Chris Campbell while Luke Walsh was lining up to convert the Dragons’ third try, which put them 18-10 in front 10 minutes in to the second half.
During Brough’s absence, the Dragons stretched their lead further and added a fifth try immediately on the Scotland international’s return.
His ire was caused in the build-up to the try, when Catalans centre Krisnan Inu was deemed to have caught a kick in-goal. He then went on to gain 20 metres from the 20m tap and give Catalans a zero tackle almost on the half way line.
Stone said in his post-match press conference: “You could see Danny’s frustration.
“The video replay shows he jumped from the field of play and that’s understandable. Danny takes pride in getting his kicks spot on and he did get it in the right place.
“I’m not defending what he’s done by continually challenging the referee. As captain, he’s got a right to challenge, but eventually you’ve got to move on and get on with it.”
Stone himself cut a frustrated figure, and ended his press conference by expressing his concern at his team’s form, which sees them winless in seven games.