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Do referees not penalise marker defenders anymore?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ron E. Gibbs, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    +2,335 /21
    Noticed not just in our game but a couple of other games over the weekend that it's seemingly impossible to get a penalty these days for marker defenders not being square. Is this all part of Bill Harrigan's "no penalties" approach to the game?
  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,729 /120
    yeah there were some shockers last night. It seems we are going back to the 90's side by side markers.

    I can't be too upset we got away with a whole heap last night and the reffing was pretty even across the park
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    The standard of refereeing last night was universally poor. Parra were standing in front of them all night. Very annoying. Forward passes let go, and a double movement try allowed. You either have refs or not. I'd be checking the betting sheets if I was on the Commission.[hr]
    And allowing a blatant knock-on from crack man was ridiculous.
  4. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    nah they're too busy looking out for Jonathan Thurston running into them.
  5. Pearso

    Pearso Member

    +2 /0
    I'd rather see a game with minimal penalties, Players are too busy trying to milk penalties these days and I think the refs are not playing that game anymore. I know they are just trying to get an advantage for their team but how about they just worry about playing.

    Robbie Farrah continually runs from dummie half straight into markers to get a penalty, from what I've seen this year it's not working so either pass the ball or have a decent crack. Then you have third man in Thaiday, everytime he gets tackled he gets up throwing his arms around whinging, it's rugby league Sammy, your meant to get tackled. And the list goes on. Players seemed more focused on trying to influence the refs than actually playing the game.
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 /0
    I don't mind lattitude being given to the markers because it helps design what its stopped to do and that is discourage dummy half running which is a good thing.
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,245 /173
    Totally agree. Penalties for piddling offences often change the result of a match. Let it flow as much as possible.
    While not defending the refs on Monday night, I applaud one instance when Choc was partly tackled and then got up and ran again. The ref used his common sense and instructed Choc to retreat a few paces and play the ball.

    Other refs would have penalised him.
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    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

      +976 /0
      Eels supporters claim he lost the ball but apparently the two refs were saying something different hence the confusion from not only choc but the Eels defender. I agree, the ref brought some common sense into his decision and he'll probably get punished for it because its not the rules but a good call by him.
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      • Dan

        Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +7,729 /120
        Yes I wish that were applied more often
      • TokyoEagle

        TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

        +566 /8

        The ruck area on Monday night's game was an absolute joke, both teams could have been pinged a few times.
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +8,572 /80
        Agree. Best refereeing decision I've seen for a long time. Nothing peeves me more than those penalties that are given when a player gets "tackled" and then bounces to his feet quickly and there is a momentary state of confusion about whether the ref has deemed it a tackle or not. One of two things happen.

        Attacking player takes off again and is penalised
        Defending player thinks attacking player is going to take off and tackles him again and is penalised.

        Annoys the hell out of me, and is a prime example of how stupid refereeing can ruin a game.
      • Pablo

        Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +2,269 /24
        The latest whistle swollowing craze, and this happened on monday night at a crucial time for us late in the game when we were trailing, is when the refs yell out to the defenders at a scrum that they're off side and then doesn't penalise them. Its usually when the ball takes a bit off time to get out of the scrum and the defendes move up early. Reckon i see it atleast once a game.


        +2,412 /121
        how about walking off the mark or not being square when playing the ball. In the lead up to one of NSW tries in O2 I think it was Tim Mannah was tackled and walked forward about 5 metres and got a quick play the ball in, and they scored off the next play.

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