Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Round nine of the National Rugby Championships (NRC) in Australia took place earlier with the first game providing us with what was quite possibly the worst ever decision on a rugby field, and the first ever 'Own Try' in rugby. The Sydney Stars versus North Harbour Rays clash gave Mitch Lewis a chance to bag some meat and get on the scoresheet, but he never would have guessed it would be against his own team. In football (or soccer) own goals aren't unsual, as defenders occasionally slot the ball into the back of their own net. In rugby however, no such thing exists, because when a player …

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