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The refs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,493 /35
    With the refs having more and more impact on a result it got me wondering.Fans have always blamed the refs but nearly everyone believes they square up the count, they ref players differently, and some teams also.

    More and more the refs are the talking point and there is a reason, and it is the refs fault

    The NRL with its constant rule charges and the refs lapsing in and out of the rules, the tolerance of wrestling, chicken wings and techniques to slow down the ruck have created a game where its feasible a penalty could be blown nearly every ruck. The problem arises when it then appears the refs are selective in awarding the penalties.

    Its hard to watch when something you team gets penalised for happens in varying degrees many many times in the same game but goes un punished.

    The NRL has created this over many years of listening to coaches and being media reactive but ignoring the customer base, which is sad. There lack of leadership and allowing the refs to run there own boat has had a massive impact on what the Nrl is trying to achieve with its product

    Just a hint they could start by stopping players walking off the mark to nulify the markers almost every play the ball

    they need to get back to the basics, read the rule book for what it is, and let them play footy. To ignore your customer is not good business and after all thats why they hired a business man to run the game
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    • Average bull

      Average bull Member

      +23 /0
      Queerland markers don't have to be square at marker either . That's the rule isn't it ?
    • Brookie

      Brookie Well-Known Member

      +237 /4
      the refs are and have always been crud!

      but surely we can all agree that the better team won last night?
      just like the better team won in game 1...
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      • jbb/james

        jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,493 /35
        this post is not necessarily about origin. Qld and origin has its own thread boys. They dont have to be the centre of evrything
      • Ralphie

        Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +2,948 /287
        The game was over in the first minute with the penalty and the try.
      • MadMarcus

        MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +8,378 /74
        The better team certainly won, but Meninga played the media game well during the week and reaped the rewards last night. It was predictable
      • ayjay007

        ayjay007 Well-Known Member

        +83 /0
        Another thing I hate,is the familiarity the refs are showing to players.It seems to be "Jamie this,Billy that"etc.They should go to surnames,or calling team numbers.
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