Bunker call leaves NRL world baffled as Knights are awarded ‘double movement’ try
August 8, 2020 7:15pm
Source: FOX SPORTS
Jacob Saifiti is awarded a try despite it clearly being a double movement.
Jacob Saifiti is awarded a try despite it clearly being a double movement.Source: FOX SPORTS
Newcastle forward Jacob Saifiti was awarded a controversial try right on half time in Saturday’s clash with the Tigers which had fans fuming.
Replays showed the 24-year-old’s four-pointer was a clear double movement as he grounded the ball before the line and then grounded it again on the line in his second attempt.
Thank God it didn’t change anything because it was as clear a double-movement as I’ve seen in the last few seasons.
Note to Horsehead that you don’t have “momentum” when you have grounded the ball short of the line, you are being pushed backwards by defenders, and you have to pick it up to get it to the line.
Didn’t even rate a mention in Annesley’s review today. Pisses me off, not that it had an impact on the score, but it’s a very particular incident that should be reviewed in case the bunker ever wants to rule that way again. Imagine if it decided an important game?
Lol…a bloke or two got sacked a week or two back for an obvious balls up. So I guess this one wasn’t obvious enough. This particular one though, is in a tigers match - a flogging at that, and so, doesn’t matter at all. Nothing to see here. The inconsistency (or perhaps some might say favoritism) is the cancer of the league.
These conversations go around in circles. Those in the coaches corner and those that want to change because it’s not working. I’m always in the coaches corner. The players need to shoulder the responsibility of heartless displays. They should be the ones to front the media. It’s pretty rough on the coach. There’s nothing he can say to explain things to media and fans. Unlike most coaches, at least this one has tried to hold under performers to account. But even that’s not right now. Too many alterations to the side apparently. The alternative? To not make changes when players are under performing. Hmmmm which to choose…
Where is Russell (Forum Member) tonight.
You gave me crap this week about the side and not having much expectation after losing to the Warriors. I hope you sitting back tonight and learning something about this side, as stated we just don’t have the cattle to be a Top 8 team.
Clearly shows it again tonight, until we move the older players on we wont be competitive, Congrats on a crap performance fir the 250 game players tonight.
I’ll give you crap again this week then.
You don’t know what you are talking about - Rowdy was one of our best tonight
along with Packer, Blore and Lucy in the forwards. The rest very ordinary.
Forget the backs, we lost in the middle - what do you expect?
It’s not just about tonight it shows your a short term minded thinker. You stated that after the warriors game we would turn it around next week. You were incorrect it’s that’s simple and I called you out , stating my observation that until we have wholesale changes with the roster we are not a top 8 team and this season was finished after losing last week.
But with a score of 44 - 4 with no chance of making finals, let’s say my observations are correct, keep up the enthusiasm, at least Madge was more measured this week, he knows he is losing the dressing room after his outbursts shown on the cameras.
Thanks for your reply made me laugh, Crap Russell lol
Losing the dressing room…pft. I said it with Potter, I said it with JT. Whether or not you like the coach should be irrelevant. The coach runs the show. The players should shut the hell up and be thankful that they have the opportunity to play first grade and get paid multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars. Particularly when so many of us in the real world are struggling. I look forward to the day when a club really stands by the coach during tough times. Last night’s game isn’t on the coach. Those are big boys out there. It’s a shame they didn’t wear their big boy pants.
It’s a shame what’s happened to Payten. Probably one of my all time favourites. Doesn’t get enough credit for how good he was with the ball in his hands. Almost like a ball playing prop. However, it’s been disappointing seeing what he’s become since retiring. Seems like a shady dude who would throw anyone under the bus for his own gain.
He was a favorite player if mine and has unravelled all of his good work with his post career shenanigans.
Just my thoughts but what better advertisement for WTs and. RL is to use Benji as a development officer in this region. Every kid had the Marshall step and he is instantly associated with WTs, Kiwi expat families and success.
I think his target market has passed. The kids that idolised him are now late teens and 20s. He doesn’t have that sort of pull.
I’d take Potter’s and JT’s roster over this current roster everyday of the week. Woods Tapau Teddy Austin Simona Moses JAC Sirro Farah - nucleus of really good side. Cleary and Maguire better coaches with a poorer squad.
Austin, Simona, Moses, Sirro, Farah. No. Austin performed well enough during his stint, but the others only had their moments imo.
But all could play - then it is up to the coach.
Yeah, I get your point.