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Kickoff: 7.30 PM, Saturday 23 July
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Carney pass to Anasta

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Post by tigers05 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 9:14 am

suck it up and get on with it ALL teams get bad calls...........Anasta and Carney what a quinella couldnt happen to a better pair

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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 9:19 am

Happens to every team, We have copped our fair share in the past as well.

Remember the bad calls we got in the Semi against the Roosters last year.

Refs job is hard enough, I actually feel sorry for most of them and would never ever put my hand up to do it.

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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 9:21 am

Refs' error didn't decide the game: Raper

Glenn Jackson
July 26, 2011

REFEREES bosses have admitted the officials erred in ruling a forward pass by Sydney Roosters five-eighth Todd Carney on Saturday night against Wests Tigers, but they won't accept that the contentious decision cost the Roosters the game.

The Roosters were denied the chance to level the scores at 18-all in their clash at Leichhardt Oval, after Carney's pass to captain Braith Anasta was ruled forward by referee Jason Robinson on the advice of a touch judge.

Anasta and Roosters coach Brian Smith were critical of the call, while Tigers coach Tim Sheens and captain Robbie Farah felt the on-field officials had made a mistake. That was also a view held by referees co-coach Stuart Raper, who yesterday said the pass was ''flat at worst''.


''The touch judge was in a really good position, at ground level, and he thought it was forward,'' Raper said. ''We reviewed it fairly closely and we think it probably should have been play-on.''

But Raper also maintained any suggestion the decision cost the Roosters a certain try was wrong.

''When Anasta got the ball, you can see a number of players near him,'' he said. ''Tim Moltzen is still at fullback and Matt Utai is coming back. When the referee blew his whistle, Anasta was only five metres past the line. I'm not saying he wouldn't have scored, but there was a lot more that could have happened after that. ''It would be very speculative to say that Anasta was going to put the ball under the posts.''


Smith had said after the match: ''That's two games in a row where we've lost on a pass that was a couple of metres forward last weekend and this week we throw one that's not. But the referee sees it as forward.''

It is also understood several officials maintained the touch judge was correct in his view that the pass was forward. Raper's co-coach Bill Harrigan also said coaches and players were too quick to blame referees when other factors were at play.

''Whenever there's a game in the balance, or a team is defeated, it seems that we always look at one or two decisions by the referee,'' Harrigan said. ''We concede that, yes, this one might have been a try, but you can also look at the try that was disallowed [to Jake Friend in the first half] because there was a player in the offside position. Who controls that?

''There are a number of plays, and decisions, and missed tackles and dropped balls, that can affect a result. It's not just refereeing decisions.''

The match, which was clinched by a Benji Marshall field goal, has proven even more costly for the Roosters, with key forward Frank Paul Nuuausala facing a two-match suspension for a dangerous throw on Tigers prop Bryce Gibbs.

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Post by cnx_tigers » Tue 26 Jul, 2011 1:54 pm

The Roosters survived last season's semi vs us................avoided elmination...........and went on to make a GF...

ALL based on a shocking refs error to allow the scrum they won with 50 seconds to go.

How soon they forget. Suck it up Braith and Brian, 2011 is karma paying them back.

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