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NRL obstruction rule needs fixing: Toovey

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Manly coach Geoff Toovey has urged authorities to review the obstruction ruling at the end of the NRL season after having two tries disallowed against North Queensland.


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  2. Chip and Chase

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    Manly coach Geoff Toovey has urged authorities to review the obstruction ruling at the end of the NRL season after having two tries disallowed against North Queensland.


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  3. niccipops

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    What is hilarious in this artlcle is the comments from Neil Henry saying he had no problems with the decisions. That is really funny journalism. As if Henry's going to say, 'Yes, the refs got it wrong. Manly should have been awarded the tries and beaten us by 14 points instead of 2.'
     
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    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What is hilarious in this artlcle is the comments from Neil Henry saying he had no problems with the decisions. That is really funny journalism. As if Henry's going to say, 'Yes, the refs got it wrong. Manly should have been awarded the tries and beaten us by 14 points instead of 2.'
     
  5. The Eagle Has Landed

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    Wasn't only the obstruction rulings in the game, the refereeing was atrocious
     
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    Wasn't only the obstruction rulings in the game, the refereeing was atrocious
     
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    Bill Harrigan as the referees boss is seriously concerning. I've always thought that bloke was a fair dinkum plonker and he proves it every week.
     
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    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bill Harrigan as the referees boss is seriously concerning. I've always thought that bloke was a fair dinkum plonker and he proves it every week.
     
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    I thought Henry practically admitted the first one was iffy!
     
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    I thought Henry practically admitted the first one was iffy!
     
  11. The Who

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    Every week we get stronger evidence that having two refs, and a video ref, does not help the standard of officiating.
     
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    Every week we get stronger evidence that having two refs, and a video ref, does not help the standard of officiating.
     
  13. Clint

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    I was a massive fan of Billy Hollywood Harrigan when he was a referee. I thought he was easily the best getting around at the time.
    As the referees boss, is it his fault the current crop aren't up to standard??
    hmmm, I'm not sure..
     
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    I was a massive fan of Billy Hollywood Harrigan when he was a referee. I thought he was easily the best getting around at the time.
    As the referees boss, is it his fault the current crop aren't up to standard??
    hmmm, I'm not sure..
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It absolutely is, it's his job to train them and qualify them. If he isn't doing that then he is failing at his job
     
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    It absolutely is, it's his job to train them and qualify them. If he isn't doing that then he is failing at his job
     
  17. Jethro

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    True, but still nothing will be done about it
     
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    True, but still nothing will be done about it
     
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  19. Masked Eagle

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    Theres been a few times this year when it looked like they were getting a handle on the obstruction rule. It was a bit inconsistent from the standard set earlier in the year when any contact made meant no try, but they were actually letting it go a few times when the contact made was minimal and the defender wasn't likely to make an impact. Then we go back to some of the decisions made last night.

    I'm not sure what the answer is, we'd still have issues with terrible decisions with only one ref and no video refs or any combination of the officials. That being said all we want is consistency and the only really way to do it is to tidy up the rule book and make some things more black and white and a little less grey. Although every rule change has the potential to unearth new problems. For example, everyone hates the wrestling aspect in the game these days, but without out the game would return to superleague levels of just dummy half run, after dummy half run. People say cut down the number of interchanges but rather than make it easier for the smaller guys, whereas it might actually see the death of some of the bigger more explosive guys.

    In summary, yes the refs are rubbish. Always have been and probably always will be.
     
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    Theres been a few times this year when it looked like they were getting a handle on the obstruction rule. It was a bit inconsistent from the standard set earlier in the year when any contact made meant no try, but they were actually letting it go a few times when the contact made was minimal and the defender wasn't likely to make an impact. Then we go back to some of the decisions made last night.

    I'm not sure what the answer is, we'd still have issues with terrible decisions with only one ref and no video refs or any combination of the officials. That being said all we want is consistency and the only really way to do it is to tidy up the rule book and make some things more black and white and a little less grey. Although every rule change has the potential to unearth new problems. For example, everyone hates the wrestling aspect in the game these days, but without out the game would return to superleague levels of just dummy half run, after dummy half run. People say cut down the number of interchanges but rather than make it easier for the smaller guys, whereas it might actually see the death of some of the bigger more explosive guys.

    In summary, yes the refs are rubbish. Always have been and probably always will be.
     

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