Arthur explodes over Panthers' ref manipulation

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Eels manager Brad Arthur has fired up implicit the Panthers' wide manipulation of the referee successful the dying minutes of the epic semi-final clash, which hijacked a Parramatta raid heavy successful Penrith territory.

Trailing Penrith 8-6 successful the 76th infinitesimal of the sudden-death Mackay fixture, the Eels were halted successful onslaught by referee Ashley Klein erstwhile a Panthers trainer hurtled onto the tract and called for the authoritative to halt play.

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Panthers hooker Mitch Kenny had been near injured successful backplay, aft Parramatta front-rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard accidentally stomped connected his ft portion carrying the shot up the field.

Eels manager Brad Arthur. (Getty)

Melbourne fable Billy Slater called retired Penrith implicit their arguable determination conscionable moments aft it occurred.

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"They moved speedy past to halt that play," Slater said connected Nine.

"That was lone successful the tackle before."

Arthur past weighed successful during his post-match property conference.

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"We're trying to marque the crippled faster," Arthur said.

"How galore stoppages were determination tonight? How galore erstwhile we were starting to get connected top? There were a lot."

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