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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,709 / 96
    Not having a Manly match to attend this weekend forced me to watch some of the unimportant teams play. It gave me an unbiased look at the performance of referees. I'm of the firm opinion that referees have become whistle-happy. There are far too many insipid penalties given.
    Either Tom Waterhouse has nobbled them, or our current batch of refs are simply unable to let a game flow. They are impeding the game rather than 'having a feel for the game'. As a result, the style of football being played is boring, with penalties becoming increasinly important to a team's success.
    I wonder if the refs will allow more leeway in the SOO? I hope so.
  2. ABTK

    ABTK "Bollocks"

    +59 / 2
    I'd like to see some penalties given for forward passes... Hey, even a scrum would be good.
  3. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +812 / 10
    Thought the Knights got hammered in penalties against Souths.

    What was that rubbish reasoning from the referee? He penalised Knights for inside the 10m & the captain came over to say it was a harsh one. The referee replied along the lines of "They deserved it, they were getting a roll on."

    Where is that in the rule book?
  4. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +852 / 5
    Yeah, thought the knights were hard down by. Tipped them for the upset, and then the refs give souths a helping hand. Seems the norm for souths though
  5. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +3,701 / 52
    It's happeneing again. Warriors playing great scored 2 tries lead 8 nil and then the penalties begin. 4 penalties in a row to Donkies now its 8 all. I'm sick of seeing refs and their pedantic penalties so heavily influencing games.
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