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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mosto, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It's easy to bag refs when they're ****, but it's gotta go the other way. I'm not a fan of Hayne or Klein usually, but credit where it's due. I thought they were excellent tonight. The only thing I could really pick out was the Gordon shoulder charge on Taufua...that's it! The pick up of Morris taking out Ballin looks obvious on 5 replays, but for Klein to pick it up straight away was good officiating. Plenty of refs would have missed that.
     
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  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have always liked these two refs.

    I don't think the Taufua try should of been awarded, but that came back to the video ref.
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That video ref try was a howler

    The initial call from the on field ref is having too much bearing. There needs to be a 50/50 option in there somehow for when they generally don't have a clue and are guessing what happened then the video ref gets locked into working with that call
     
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  4. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    They were good tonight and I'm glad they gave us a fair go. Too many times this year we have had to contend with the opposition getting bull**** piggyback penalties. Namely the Dragons match, the away match against Melbourne and the away clash against Souths.
     
  5. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    I've said this before and totally agree. On these occasions only, i would even go with benefit of the doubt
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I wouldn't have given it. It comes back to the stupidity of not challenging a ref's call unless it is a 100% mistake. Good game by the officials with bs calls for penalties from players being ignored and the game went on, as it should.
     
  7. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    I called the Taufua try as a no try in full speed. After seeing it on slo-mo, i called try. Just interested @bob dylan, why did you call it no try ?
     
  8. Arko-admirer

    Arko-admirer Active Member

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    I wouldn't have give Taufua's but as it wasn't converted at least we can say we still squarely won by the penalty goal

    Not that I mind I will take a win any way we get it. We have lost a few on tries that shouldn't have been or one's of ours that weren't given
     
  9. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    hmmm, maybe there was no separation, but it was on his fingertips without control. What is the rule with that these days?
     
  10. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Then again the Sharks first try came from a frivolous Hayne penalty that marched them downfield.

    What goes around comes around as far as video refs go.
     
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  11. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I had no problem with the Taufua try. A lot of mates I watch footy with have commented that they think I'm pretty objective re ref calls and I thought that was a try.

    I do agree though if a ref has no evidence one way or the other, he should have the "I have no F****cking idea" option!
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Put the whistles away and just let the teams fight it out toe to toe, thats how all games should be reffed
     
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  13. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Have to admit that I was worried going in with Shayne Hayne as one of the refs considering the treatment we've got from him in the past. But other than Michael Gordon's shoulder charge on Jorge, I think the men in Pink had a pretty good night tonight. The video ref on the other hand.....not sure about that. Was there any conclusive evidence that Jorge lost the ball over the line? During the year I've seen ones like that given, and I've seen them disallowed.
     
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  14. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Nail, meet head!!

    Exactly my thoughts Dan!
     
  15. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you Commander, sometimes we get screwed, so when we get one that goes our way, let's take it.

    The good thing for me was that it wasn't a howler where you'd go, no way was that a try. It was one of those 50/50s. So I'm happy taking it. Mind you I was happy taking Foz's this time last year!
     
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  16. Poola

    Poola Active Member

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    They refereed without wanting to kill the game and bring the spotlight on them. That's all we can ask. This week we got the tub of the green, however we put ourselves in a winning position. I liked that Klein was confident to make a call on what he saw.
    Last weeks debacle proved that all we need are refs that are confident to make a call & ask for clarity later.
     
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  17. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I always watch and say to myself would I be happy if that was awarded against Manly. The answer was a definite no, mainly because of the doubt about ball control and downward pressure.....
     
  18. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I watched the try at full speed at the game - 15,000 supporters agreed

    TRY
     
  19. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    I think i would have been OK with that one against us. I think that unless there is conclusive evidence that the player hasn't scored a try, you have to give him benefit. The ref's call rule needs a little tweaking before the start of next year IMO. Not too much though, they have almost got it right.
     
  20. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Why have a video ref if the wont correct a dodgy decision. Waste of time.
     

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