ANDY MOULSDALE has called on the Rugby Football League to review the controversial decision that saw North Wales Crusaders lost 19-18 to Hunslet Hawks.

The visitors took the two points after Cain Southerwood's drop-goal was adjudged by referee Andy Sweet to have gone over the crossbar, even though a review of the footage suggests it fell well short.

Crusaders CEO Moulsdale, a former captain of the Wrexham-based club, wants the RFL to review the decision.

In a statement on the club's official website, Moulsdale said: “We feel as a club that we owe it to the game as a whole, our fans and especially our players to call on the RFL to review the incident.

“The result has not only had an effect on ourselves but also on the race for the play-off places.

“I’ve been involved with rugby league a long time and I understand that referees have a very difficult job, certain decisions are open to interpretation and opinions and are they are never going to get everything right.

“However, what was witnessed on Sunday is not open to interpretation. People will argue that games are won on lost on calls every week which they are and always will be. But the magnitude of this incident is completely different in my opinion.

“This is in no way anything against Hunslet and their fans who where as bemused as us about the situation, but we have to protect our club and the game.”