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Post by Geo. » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 12:36 pm

NRL on verge of historic decision to have female referee for Wests Tigers v NZ Warriors match
By The Mole
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The NRL is seriously considering breaking with over a century of tradition next weekend by handing a woman a whistle to referee a first grade game. I’m hearing that either Kasey Badger or Belinda Sleeman will handle the final round game between the Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors.

The game has no bearing on the finals race, so the NRL sees it as an ideal opportunity to give a female a chance at the elite level.Badger is favoured to get the nod for the job having refereed in the lower grades and proving herself right up to standard this season.
Sleeman has also been doing a good job as a sideline official in the NRL.

There have been calls to give one of the women a chance for much of the season - particularly in the light of the struggles many of the male referees have had.

Badger or Sleeman is expected to be the pocket - or secondary - referee… but it will be a major step for females in Australian sport nonetheless. Refereeing appointments will be made on Tuesday and I’m being told it’s not a done deal - but it’s close to becoming reality.

http://wwos.nine.com.au/2017/08/27/11/5 ... al-referee
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Post by Geo. » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 12:37 pm

Kasey and Gavin..

Could only happen to us..
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 12:40 pm

"The game has no bearing on the finals race".

Because we wouldn't want a woman in charge of a game that was. Just shows that it has nothing to do with giving a woman a game because she's earned it, rather just because she's a woman.

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Post by Russell » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 12:43 pm

That would be right.

Kasey Badger is real good at picking up forward passes.....???

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Post by king sirro » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm

Has she earnt it? Anyone know?
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Post by Harvey » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 1:25 pm

Wasn't the other option (Sleeman) the one that put our 20's side out of the comp one year when she missed someone stepping into touch and failing to ground the ball?

I should have guessed this level of incompetence is what will get you noticed & fast-tracked in the NRL referee ranks.

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Post by The Queen » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 1:25 pm

king sirro wrote:
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm
Has she earnt it? Anyone know?
The guys on Triple M rate Badgers but to have token female's on tv just because your a women you get a job is bad ..... I personally would love a few of the Australia women's rugby league team on the commentary teams that would be great to get there opinion and they play they game love the game and they can make extra cash I hope they will do that soon because the Sims women is great

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Post by sheer64 » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 2:06 pm

Oh glorious times ahead :brick:
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Post by Yossarian » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:04 pm

Why should it matter whether the game is meaningful or not? Either they're good enough for NRL or they're not. It's not a rule change.

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Post by Harvey » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:25 pm

If they put some of the usual nufties to shame, will they hold their sports for the semi-finals?

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:34 pm

Yossarian wrote:
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:04 pm
Why should it matter whether the game is meaningful or not? Either they're good enough for NRL or they're not. It's not a rule change.
hmm it's not a rule change but a woman hasn't tasted the intensity of reffing an nrl game in the middle, it's uncharted territory.

no sexism or feminism or offensiveness here guys, let's move on.
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Post by Yossarian » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:05 pm

tig_prmz wrote:
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:34 pm
Yossarian wrote:
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 3:04 pm
Why should it matter whether the game is meaningful or not? Either they're good enough for NRL or they're not. It's not a rule change.
hmm it's not a rule change but a woman hasn't tasted the intensity of reffing an nrl game in the middle, it's uncharted territory.

no sexism or feminism or offensiveness here guys, let's move on.
It's uncharted for anyone who hasn't done it before. Clearly some of the current crop aren't up to it, Mr Badger included.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:20 pm

Yep. . . Every Male Ref Debuts At Some Stage

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Post by Harvey » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:30 pm

If she has not earned the right to referee an NRL game on merit, then she should not be there next weekend regardless of the match having no impact on the finals. Don't want someone in the referee ranks simply as a token badger.

Could be another piece of history made at Leichhardt.

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Post by supercoach » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:35 pm

I have no problems giving them ago, really would have to be better than a few I have seen this year

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Post by mike » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:35 pm

For everyone there is a first time.
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Post by Fade To Black » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:48 pm

Harvey wrote:
Sun 27 Aug, 2017 1:25 pm
Wasn't the other option (Sleeman) the one that put our 20's side out of the comp one year when she missed someone stepping into touch and failing to ground the ball?

I should have guessed this level of incompetence is what will get you noticed & fast-tracked in the NRL referee ranks.
Yep, that was Sleeman alright......quite possibly the worst sideline call in the last 20 or 30 years, god knows what she was looking at to get it that wrong.
Good advertisement for a bit of PC obviously, then again the current refs are incompetent beyond belief so I suppose adding another useless one to the mix isn't gonna change much.
The number 1 change the NRL should be focussing on would be allowing rulings on forward passes, it is getting beyond a joke how many forward passes of over a metre are being let go.

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Post by bathursttiger » Sun 27 Aug, 2017 4:52 pm

If they are good enough to ref an NRL game it shouldn't be one that has no bearing on the finals race, why not the Cowboys and Broncos game?
That if they are good enough, and if they are not then it should be a reggies game.

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