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News: Harrigan's Master-ref class cooks up changes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>BILL HARRIGAN's officiating overhaul has begun.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5293-harrigans-master-ref-class-cooks-up-changes.html">Read the full article</a>
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    I'm pretty happy with all those changes. And good luck Ox with the Raiders.
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    im not too fussed about the offside from kickoffs that are a set or two as most teams form a line and therefore follow the slower player and get no advantage.

    Very happy to see crack downs on walking off the mark and scrums.

    A player should only be able to take one step forward to allow the ball to be played underneath that foot
     
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    The areas Harrigan have identified are worthwhile.  And what if 50/50 calls on relatively minor indiscretions didn't have the enormous impact they currently do?  Referees currently decide games on relative trivialities.

    For example, could 50/50 calls on minor indiscretions result in one extra tackle, rather than 40 metres from a kick plus a restart of the tackle count?

    What if players were simply given three seconds to get off a tackled player, whether tackled around the shoulders or the ankles? And the referee had a beeper which signalled tackle completion and automatically counted the three seconds.  A simultaneous pass and tackle completion is simply brought back to play the ball rather than penalised.  etc.  Cut out the referee subjectivity of dominant tackles and surrender calls, etc.
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    anything involving harringan
    is more like Master Bation if you ask me
     
  5. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Good idea but I think teams should be rewarded for dominant tackles though.
     
  6. Captain of the Gate

    Captain of the Gate Active Member

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    I have 3 suggestions

    Can we throw in that we abolish that stupid pack a scrum and stay packed rule to keep the clock off.

    Also go back to a single ref, noone likes the 2 referee rule. 1 ref for 100 years and 2 refs has only caused confusion. If they insist on 2 refs, lets set some hard and fast rules that include only one being in charge and the other simply being an "on field touchjudge" who advises the main ref only.

    Keep kickers on the mark for drop outs. Guys like Benji Marshall and Luke Walsh put a foot mark in take two steps back then take 3 or 4 steps past their mark for the kick
     
  7. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What's the bet we are the first team to be penalised for walking off the mark.  Even though it is rarely enforced we have been pinged for it when other teams are far greater offenders.  Some teams do it so often you would have to think they are coached to do it.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    100 years is a tremendous effort to be reffing that long for. Hats off to you.
     
  9. Captain of the Gate

    Captain of the Gate Active Member

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    100 years is a tremendous effort to be reffing that long for. Hats off to you.
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    Thank you typo police
     
  10. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna say, Choc's going to get caught out a fair bit on that.  He'd take 5 steps forward but that may be because he often makes a mess of putting the ball down and rolling it under his feet when there are a couple of other players around the ruck...
     
  11. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    So Stuart, who got sacked as Australian coach for abusing a referee is appointed as the refereees co boss. :eek:

    My bad saw Stuart and Cronulla and missed the Raper
     
  12. sydsider

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    Hes a shocker and his head will be on the chopping block as it deserves to be soon enough.Better still give Bozo a cement truck for Christmas.
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He lost me at "key indicators". FFS just ref what is in front of you and forget all this crap. I can see this year will be no different and pathetic refereeing will continue to unduly influence the outcome of games.

    Why did they ever stop penalising players for not playing the ball on the mark ? How hard is it to enforce that rule ? Every fan and commentator can see it happening yet the referees need a symposium to sort it out.

    One other thing I would love to see them enforce is making sure players get up onto both feet before they play the ball. This putting the ball on the ground and stepping over it as you get up is BS. It's little things like that which help slow the play the ball down and take away the need to wrestle and hold down.
     

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