You just wonder about the effectiveness of the NRL & Greenturds effectiveness in all of this. An embarrassing coaching merry go round that just gets the main stakeholders in the game offside through the uncertainty that has persisted for months - sponsors, players & the fans. No control over the clubs or player managers and zero leadership.
I thought it was a good sign for the quality of WT management. Yes we got bullied by a stronger club, but they secured a well regarded coach, before the commencement or pre-season and with some compensation.
The main problem with referring quality over the last few years is too much instruction from head office, especially the CEO.
The best refs imo were the period where Harrigan, McCallum, Stone, Annesley were the top refs. The difference was the were accountable for the whole game - no pocket ref or bunker and they adjudicated based on their own judgement and context of how the game was being executed.
They weren’t infallible of course, and I know the game is a bit quicker now, but they were in proper control of the game and the players knew if they stepped out of line there would be a lot of penalties - if they behaved the game would flow.
I blame the refs…
Mock all you want, you clearly aren’t watching the game.
Not much hope of that on a bullet train in China….was hoping for some more detail but 3 pages of refs suk has convinced me…so i blame them…
You just got a mention on 2GB Geo
I don’t know where this 4-6 week injury came from regarding JR.
Tigers website says “After making his long-awaited club debut last weekend, Josh Reynolds has unfortunately been ruled out with a minor shoulder issue, with Pita Godinet recalled to the squad on the interchange bench.”