Saracens got off to a flyer against Clermont at Twickenham in the weekend's first Heineken Cup semi-final. Chris Ashton touched down for the English side after just 8 minutes.
After a Morgan Parra penalty, Saracens put last year's finalists under huge pressure from the kick off. Lee Byrne had a kick blocked and then Marcelo Bosch challenged Brock James in the air for the ball. Nigel Owens adjudged that the Aussie had deliberately knocked the ball out of play and prevented a try scoring opportunity. He awarded the a penalty try to Saracens.
Stuart Barnes commentating on Sky Sports was adamant during the TMO review that it should be a penalty but even he was surprised when Owens awarded the penalty try.
It seems a very harsh decision to me. Judge for yourself.