NSW stars were screaming at the referee after a Queensland star appeared to get away with murder in a moment of high Origin drama.

Blues stars and fans on social media have been left furious after Queensland opened the try scoring in Origin II.

The Blues scored the first points with an 11th minute penalty goal but Maroons second rower Felise Kaufusi burst through the NSW line to score the first try in the 22nd minute.

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The Melbourne Storm and Queensland veteran received a ball from Kalyn Ponga, breaking through the line and slamming the ball down over the top of Blues captain James Tedesco.

But the Blues were far from happy about it as referee Ashley Klein called it a try, as the likes of Jarome Luai were left remonstrating with the sideline officials over a forward pass.

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It comes as the NRL’s move towards forward pass technology as it continues to be trialled.

The two Pacific Test matches on Saturday night had a microchip in the footballs to continue to test the technology, measuring the angle the ball leaves a player’s hands, according to The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield.

While the technology was more for data gathering than making a decision, fans were quick to call for it after the replays appeared to show the ball from Ponga going forward.

As always with contentious forward pass calls, Ponga was travelling at speed, which could have given the appearance of a flat pass floating forward.

“They are blowing up here, the NSW outside backs,” Andrew Johns said of the NSW defenders.

“Jarome Luai appealing to the touch judge, I think they are saying about a forward pass. “Beautiful pass there from Ponga. Absolutely beautiful.”

But on social media, Blues fans were fuming at the call.

Actor Daniel MacPherson wrote: “Show the forward pass ya cowards”.

Former NRL star Keith Galloway added: “Forward pass much?”

Code Sports’ Lachlan McKirdy posted: “How’s that forward pass technology going?”

Fox Sports’ Cody Kaye said: “Ponga pass for Kaufusi try was absolutely forward.”

For ESPN’s Stuart Randall, the issue was that Channel 9 didn’t show the side on angle after it was live.

And at halftime Queensland fans were furious about NSW getting all the calls as the Blues went to the break up 14-12.

Newscorp’s Todd Balym tweeted: “De-Kleined. Queensland getting stitched up by referee here,” while Reuters’ Scott Murdoch added: “Unbelievable”.

But The Daily Telegraph’s deputy editor Simon McLoughlin replied: “Were you guys on a toilet break for the forward pass try and the high shot on Cam Murray?”

To another conversation where Queensland fans were blowing up, Central Western Daily deputy editor Nick McGrath said: “Hahaha. Were your eyes closed for the first try? Ponga pass went 3m forward”.

It just wouldn’t be Origin without a controversy.

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