Bradford Bulls coach John Kear took aim at York for using the concussion protocol to get an extra substitution late on in their dramatic 25-24 loss to the City Knights.

York claimed a dramatic late win on the back of a Liam Harris field goal in the last minute, solidifying their place in the play offs whilst leaving Bradford three points adrift of the top five.

Although largely frustrated by the result, Kear was left angered by York claiming Liam Salter was concussed late in the game in order to gain a free substitution after they had used all of their regulation changes, which sparked debate on the sidelines at the time.

“Their guy goes down behind the posts and York have used all their interchanges with 13 minutes to go,” he said.

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“He walks to the sideline and then all of a sudden the doctor runs down and starts signalling for a head knock.

“If we’re going to abuse processes like that then we might as well not have them. It’s poor.

“Maybe we need independent doctors to decide which is a head knock and which isn’t. Then perhaps interchanges will be used a little more conservatively,” he added.