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

Just thought I’d revisit this, after looking at the replay for the Ferguson sideline prior to Parra’s first try. My memory was jogged by the press conference where a reporter asked Madge.

What I will say is that Tigers are entitled to defend the errors, whether they are their own or errors by the refs, and it’s disappointing that you can point to a single mistake that then leads to a raft of points. In this instance - try from kick, followed by kick off out on full, then weak D to allow Takairangi to score again. Defend that first mistake and the other stuff doesn’t happen.

And to consistently play finals footy you need to win DESPITE bad calls.

HOWEVER two weeks in a row where touchies missed feet on touchline and Bunker seems disinterested in over-ruling. I don’t quite get the rules on this, because they’ll happily over-rule a mistake regarding ball dead in-goal (e.g. over-turning a goal-line drop-out into 20m restart), but not a sideline error. In both instances isn’t the ball out of play and technically a stoppage in which the bunker can over-rule?

It seems to me the touchies are so obsessed now with the “planting of the foot” when a winger attempts to score, that they miss the back foot. Joey Manu last week was slight but clear - back foot momentarily brushes the line.

Ferguson on Sunday - his back foot clearly swipes the line and then his whole hip is touching the turf whilst he is still touching the football. The commentators all said on replay it still looked he went out, but then moved on with it. But it’s a very large mistake in the context of any match, esp one tied 4-4.

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

Just thought I’d revisit this, after looking at the replay for the Ferguson sideline prior to Parra’s first try. My memory was jogged by the press conference where a reporter asked Madge.

What I will say is that Tigers are entitled to defend the errors, whether they are their own or errors by the refs, and it’s disappointing that you can point to a single mistake that then leads to a raft of points. In this instance - try from kick, followed by kick off out on full, then weak D to allow Takairangi to score again. Defend that first mistake and the other stuff doesn’t happen.

And to consistently play finals footy you need to win DESPITE bad calls.

HOWEVER two weeks in a row where touchies missed feet on touchline and Bunker seems disinterested in over-ruling. I don’t quite get the rules on this, because they’ll happily over-rule a mistake regarding ball dead in-goal (e.g. over-turning a goal-line drop-out into 20m restart), but not a sideline error. In both instances isn’t the ball out of play and technically a stoppage in which the bunker can over-rule?

It seems to me the touchies are so obsessed now with the “planting of the foot” when a winger attempts to score, that they miss the back foot. Joey Manu last week was slight but clear - back foot momentarily brushes the line.

Ferguson on Sunday - his back foot clearly swipes the line and then his whole hip is touching the turf whilst he is still touching the football. The commentators all said on replay it still looked he went out, but then moved on with it. But it’s a very large mistake in the context of any match, esp one tied 4-4.

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Its simple , the NRL wants us to move

Great…but seriously…it’s all fush n chup paper now…

I thought our 3rd try where Mbye dropped the ball forwards and Jennings picked it up and scored was a mistake in a favour. The Ferguson foot on the line had a much bigger impact on the result.

@hobbo1 not to condone it… but that’s still an option for me next time we get a Clanger

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