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Tipping Comp 2021
- Oct 8, 2011
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Kobe Hetherington should not have been sent off while Kevin Proctor should have been sin-binned for their respective high tackles in round 14, Graham Annesley said in his weekly football briefing.
Kobe Hetherington should not have been sent off
Kevin Proctor should have been sin-binned.
The Bunker review officials certainly should have advised the referee to send Kevin to the sin bin. (translation - officials screwed up yet again).
These two cases were simple cases of human error with officials incorrectly applying judgement to the specific criteria they have. (translation - officials screwed up yet again).
Annesley also reiterated his preference for players and coaches to self-police the issue of diving for penalties, with the issue raising its head again in round 14. (translation - it's too hard for us to do our job, now can we get a pay rise?)
Annesley also addressed the confusion around why Victor Radley, Angus Crichton and Josh Papalii were each able to serve one week of their respective multi-week suspensions in State of Origin I, despite the offences occurring before teams were selected.
Once the players are suspended they and their clubs make an application to the judiciary chair Geoff Bellew with supporting documentation from the states asserting that they would have been picked in the Origin match.