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Referees to review 'No Try' call

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    March 17, 2008 VIDEO referee Phil Cooley will face his peers to find out if they agree with Manly coach Des Hasler that he "got it wrong" by denying winger Michael Bani a try against Cronulla.

    Hasler was angry that Cooley decided Sharks replacement Greg Bird was taken high by Sea Eagles second-rower Glenn Stewart in the lead-up to Bani's would-be score in the 68th minute of the Sea Eagles' 16-10 loss at Brookvale Oval.

    "The fact is that Greg Bird copped a high shot and all the coaches were party to the decision during the pre-season that if there is contact high, it's a penalty," referees coach Robert Finch said.

    "The players can be going for the ball, the arm might slip up off the shoulder, the tackled player might be falling - but if there is high contact then it is a penalty.

    "I will have a good look at that incident tomorrow and you can ask me then if it was the right decision."

    CRONULLA 16 (B Goodwin, B Kearney tries; L Covell 4 goals) MANLY 10 (A Watmough, M Bani tries; M Orford goal) at Brookvale Oval. Referee: J Maxwell. Crowd: 15,424.
     
  2. Matabele

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  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The decision will be "correct call" they never go back ont he decisions.

    The fact was it wasn't a tackle it was a clash as they both went for the ball.

    The ref's policing of high shots was ridiculous on the weekend, the flow of the game was completely killed by an over zealous whistle blower. That said the sharks deserved to win as much as Manly
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    The same thing happens every season, they pick a rule to police and the refs blow the pea out of the whistle for the first 2 rounds till everyone gets the sh!ts and then they just let it revert back to what it was before. We've seen it with play the balls (foot making contact with ball), off side, flops, etc... etc....This year it will be contact with the head, grapple tackle, or whatever you want to call it.

    That penalty on Stewart for his hit on Bird was as gay as they come. Explain the difference between that and Crockers hit on Stewart in the GF ??

    The bottom line is the refs have a tough job, but they are never subjected to public scrutiny. There are examples of blatant incompetence every week, especially with knock ons, yet they escape with little or no punishment. And this new rule where the video ref can rule on strips if there is a break in play will make matters worse. Refs will now call a scrum every time there is a drop/strip and leave it to the video ref to sort out. This will slow the game down, and does little to encourage the refs to show some conviction.
     
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Finch is the problem here. He has overseen a dramatic drop in standard since the time of Harragans retirement and an exodus of referees, lowering the current stocks.

    The only worthy intiative has been the targeting of recently retired players to become refs and i dont think that was his idea.

    Finch acts like a politician when challenged. He & those in his fiefdom can never be seen to be wrong or inept.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Interesting to see Gould on the Roast declare this call "1 of the worst i have seen from a video ref"
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Did Stewart get charged?
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No, i may be wrong but beleive the only player charged was Mateo
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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