@Madge said in 2019 NRL Grand Finals *Spoilers:
Under-fire NRL Grand Final referee Ben Cummins told Canberra players: I never said six again
Referee Ben Cummins claims he did not call six again when Canberra co-captain Josh Hodgson asked him to justify his sudden change of decision in the dying stages of the NRL grand final.
Replays show Cummins waving a fresh set of six in the Raiders’ favour after a high, spiralling kick, but the referee then reversed his decision midway through the tackle, shouting: “it’s last, still last
Instead of kicking the ball on the last once it was regathered, Jack Wighton took the contact - expecting that his side would be gifted six more tackles to attack the Roosters’ line.
Then when he stood up to play the ball, Wighton was told by Cummins that it was a turnover.
Hodgson immediately confronted Cummins and asked him to explain why he had called six again and then changed his mind.
“I asked him about that. He said that he said five and last. He kept five and last in the air. That’s what he told me,” Hodgson told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I said to him did you not call six again?
“And he said no, I called five and last.
Gerard Sutton signals last tackle moments after Ben Cummins waived six again during the crucial final stages of the NRL Grand Final.
Gerard Sutton signals last tackle moments after Ben Cummins waived six again during the crucial final stages of the NRL Grand Final.Source: Getty Images
“I thought he (called six again) at the time. That’s why I asked him if he called six again and he said no, I called five and last.”
The flog should be sacked !
If it wasn’t for this great forum and the occasional Tigers win I’d be gone !
Once Bathurst has run Foxtel can shove it up there clacker !