The NRL HQ & Refereeing incompetencies...😤🤬



  • See the Storm are hiring an ex referee

    Wonder what is wrong with the ref they have …maybe Smiffy isn’t getting enough calls go Melbourne’s way



  • NRL says ref criticism ’over the top’, admits Wests Tigers blunder
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley says criticism of his whistleblowers has become excessive, despite admitting the Tigers were cruelled by an incorrect call in their loss to the Eels.

    AAPJULY 15, 20196:09PM

    The NRL’s referees have come under plenty of fire in recent weeks.Source:AAP
    NRL head of football Graham Annesley says criticism of his whistleblowers has become excessive, despite admitting the Wests Tigers were cruelled by an incorrect call in their loss to Parramatta.
    Annesley said the referees had been unfairly tarnished after a weekend of controversial decisions and a high penalty count in State of Origin III.
    He said the referees had largely made the correct calls during round 17, except for one in the Eels’ 30-18 win on Sunday in which Blake Ferguson brushed the sideline but went undetected.

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    “Over the last few weeks I’ve been quite critical of the performance of match officials,” Annesley said.
    “I think that criticism has been justified. But I do think over the last five days it has been over the top.”
    The referees were widely pilloried after blowing 12 penalties during the first half in NSW’s 20-14 win in last week’s Origin decider.

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    However Annesley said the way in which the game opened up in the second half was due to the way Gerard Sutton and Ashley Klein tightly policed the ruck in the first 40 minutes.
    The criticism flowed into the weekend due to several key contentious decisions, however Annesley said his men largely got it right.
    He admitted that Klein got his words wrong when, in the bunker, he gave the green light to a try to Canterbury’s Reimis Smith.
    Confusion reigned for several moments when he said he supported the on-field decision of try although head referee Matt Cecchin referred it as a no try.
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    However Annesley said the decision was correct and it was just a case of the slip of a tongue.
    He also defended a try to Manly’s Cade Cust despite it appearing that teammate Moses Suli had knocked on in the lead up.
    Suli bobbled the ball into his own head before flinging it back, applauding Grant Atkins’ decision and for having the courage in his convictions to award it on field instead of sending it upstairs.

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    He did admit that his officials got it wrong when the Eels were awarded a scrum 10m out from the Tigers’ goal line, as Luke Brooks was ruled to have knocked on after fielding a wild pass from Ferguson.
    The Eels went on to score the next play via Brad Takairangi. Annesley said Ferguson’s boot momentarily grazed the white strip before lifting in the air, and while the call was wrong, it was a split-second decision.

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    “His foot touches the white line before it lifts and then goes into the air as the ball gets flung back in,” Annesley said.
    “His boot did scrape the white line before he passed the ball back inside, and therefore it should have been a scrum feed to the Wests Tigers.”
    Annesley would not comment on the decision to send off Canberra’s Nick Cotric for a lifting tackle given his charge is before the match review committee.
    Cotric is facing three to four weeks on the sideline.
    Originally published asNRL says ref criticism ’over the top’, admits Tigers were cruelled



  • @Tigerlily thanks for posting.
    It’s just seems to happen every week to us. Frustrating doesn’t come close to describing it.
    However we still probably lose the last two games with those errors but who knows.



  • Move along, nothing to see here. Same morons making the same mistakes each week backed up by the same incompetent administrators.

    I can understand the referee making a mistake due to the speed of the game, but the fact that the bunker is getting in on the act with multiple camera angles and no time limits just displays a whole new level of incompetence.



  • We must be cursed

    Toddie must have a tigers voodoo doll

    Cause we seem to get interesting calls against us everyweek, by different refs



  • In other cultures its called corruption



  • So Sunday’s streaker was a guest of the NRL. Comedians couldn’t write NRL storylines.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/bankwest-stadium-has-third-streaker-in-grounds-short-life/news-story/1b3dde1450f94564424119da2be8ebc3

    The Daily Telegraph was first to reveal who the streaker was, and his employer Southern Cross Austereo — the radio broadcast rights holder for select fixtures — confirmed to news.com.au it was their employee who had run nude onto the field and that he had been provided the ticket “for use in a personal capacity”.



  • @The_Patriot said in The NRL HQ & Refereeing incompetencies...😤🤬:

    In other cultures its called corruption

    I’m other countries they’d be shot in an alley



  • @TheDaBoss said in The NRL HQ & Refereeing incompetencies...😤🤬:

    We must be cursed

    Toddie must have a tigers voodoo doll

    Cause we seem to get interesting calls against us everyweek, by different refs

    Its Todds idea of “fairness” so it is all good



  • yeah great, so 2 weeks in a row we’ve had official acknowledgement we’ve been dudded by calls that have led to tries…the side is doing it tough enough without “help” from the refs


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