Crowd behaviour at Anzac Park has come under scrutiny again with investigations into an alleged racial slur on Sunday.
Group Nine and Country Rugby League officials are investigating an incident involving a spectator and Southcity winger Steven Tracey as he was preparing to take an attempt at goal during the extra-time thriller against Gundagai.
It is believed police were informed about the alleged comments at the ground before an official complaint was made to Group Nine on Tuesday.
Group Nine president Peter McDermott said it was disappointing to have another off-field incident overshadow the sport.
"It is sad, as is was such a good game of football," McDermott said.
"It went down to the wire and I can't recall the last time there was a draw in a semi-final.
"It is sad if it is true, if it isn't true then so be it, but Gundagai did everything they had to do."
It comes after a fight in the crowd between a Gundagai supporter and a Tumut supporter at the ground last month.
That matter is now before the courts but both have been banned from attending Group Nine games for the rest of the season.
It was the first time Gundagai has played at their home ground since and the Tigers were asked to meet a number of measures by Group Nine.
McDermott was more than satisfied with the efforts the Tigers put in leading up to the major semi-final and on the day.
"The club did everything they could .... but at the end of the day they can't stop what comes out of a person's mouth," McDermott said.
McDermott said different versions of what was said have been brought forward as the investigation continues.
"Peoples interpretation of it is varied, I've listened to it and have come up with a different version to other people and it wasn't racist at all, it wasn't particularly nice, but it wasn't racist," he said.
There was a larger police presence at the ground with the use of illegal fireworks particularly in the spotlight.
However crackers were let off from outside the perimeter of the ground, and therefore outside the parameters of the club, while drones were also used before kick-off against Country Rugby League policy.
Gundagai president David Tout did not return calls from The Daily Advertiser on Wednesday.