Jamie Peacock: Huddersfield's winning drop-goal missed, claims Hull KR prop

Danny Brough with the winning drop-goal for Huddersfield
Danny Brough kicked the winning drop-goal for Huddersfield with six minutes remaining

Huddersfield's drop-goal to beat Hull KR and secure Super League safety was off target, claims prop Jamie Peacock.

Danny Brough's kick sealed a 23-22 win for the Giants and forces Rovers to now play-off for the last top-flight spot.

After the match, Peacock tweeted:external-link "Beaten by a drop-goal that missed."

The Rovers forward responded to those who disagreed by adding: "Of course you had a better view than me. I was only directly in line with the ball, 12m away from the posts, on the pitch."

Interim Hull KR coach James Webster also doubted the validity of the drop-goal.

"I'm not sure the drop-goal went over," he said. "It looked to me like it went over the top of the sticks.

"It's a game of inches sometimes isn't it?"

The match was ex-England captain, former Man of Steel and multiple Super League Grand Final winner Peacock's third since coming out of retirement to try to help Rovers - where he works as head of rugby - maintain their Super League status.

Hull KR will play either Salford Red Devils or London Broncos in the Million Pound Game on Saturday, 1 October at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Jamie Peacock tweet
Jamie Peacock tweeted his thoughts after defeat