I used to but it has feathers and goes quack so think it may be a duck.
just not sure what level and how much. It could be support by some CEO's or owners over certain things - we know their is a media inner circle which are required to follow the NRL rules which is a form or blackmail or...
yes the raiders had a chance but so did the roosters and couldn't win it either without a horrendous debacle of a call that completely changed the game.
By your logic they should hand in their rings as they were not good enough to win it either.
coincidental that when it happened they did not win the Clive Churchill medal in those years....nope, refs changed the game for the roosters both times.
another thing is usually when the refs make a howler they give the next couple of 50/50 calls to the team who copped it, this did not happen...
Hastings even made the dream team.
Up there with those other Aussie expat superstar household names like Kevin Naquaima, Albert Kelly, Grant Millington, Matt Parcell, Deny Solomona, Mark MInichello, Adam Cuthbertson,