NRL backs Harrigan

The National Rugby League has backed Bill Harrigan over his decision to award a penalty against South Sydney's Bryan Fletcher for a double movement in the Rabbitohs' loss to St George Illawarra on Sunday.

Souths chief executive David Tapp fired in a complaint to the league over the decision, which Fletcher claimed cost his side victory at the SCG.

But referees boss Robert Finch, who spoke with Souths coach Paul Langmack, supported his leading referee. Finch says the bottom line is that Harrigan was right.