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News: Sin-bin for serial offenders

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>NRL referees boss Robert Finch has reacted to criticism over the number of penalties in the opening two rounds of the competition by warning players they will be banished to the sin-bin unless they improve their discipline.</p><p>On the same day Manly coach Des Hasler renewed his criticism of the two-referee system, Finch said he had spoken to the whistle-blowers about being more proactive with serial offenders. </p><p>That means using the sin-bin. </p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/General-NRL/sin-bin-for-serial-offenders.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,355 /56
    I'm definitely with Des on not liking the two ref system. I know I'm covering old ground here, but last Sunday two on-field refs and one in the box couldn't see Warriors boys in front of the kicker for the last try. If the two ref situation was successful at least one of those refs should have picked that up.
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Steve Clark was interviewed on the two-ref system here:

    Significantly he said:
    "So a higher penalty count was always going to be the result of having the two-referee system. "

    Now Finch's response to there being more penalties (as expected) is to add on a new layer of more severe penalties (sinbinning) - justified because there are more penalties!!!

    Who needs players to decide a game when we have referees?
  4. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Rex there is now two coin flips. One for the field direction and kick off, the other to see who wins.
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,626 /204
    and through the earpiece the 2nd ref was saying check it. So what is the point if they ignore the other ref anyway?

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