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#1 G Las D

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

Well how close was that?

Cowboys and their fans will feel robbed there.

That first half try by Beau Ryan was actually scored on the seventh tackle!

The game ended with both fans in ecstasy withing about twenty seconds of each other.

Not only was that vid ref decision the match decider, but the game ended in a state close to farce with the official clock not having been restarted from back down the field near the Cowboys own try line.

Somehow the officials off field worked out there should be just a few seconds to play.

In their rush to put things right the timekeepers altered the clock to read over ten minutes to go!!!

You couldn't make it up could you?

So it's Sharks who march on to the next round by the closes of controversial margins.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:19 PM

From nrl.com

The NRL has confirmed an error by the Match Officials resulted in Cronulla’s opening try being scored on the seventh tackle.
NRL Head of Football, Mr Todd Greenberg, had the incident reviewed during the course of the first half and said there would be an inquiry into how the error occurred.
“We do not want to see mistakes like this made in any match, especially a finals game, and we will be meeting with Daniel Anderson and the Match Officials to examine just how this happened,” Greenberg said.
“What is most concerning is that there are checks and balances across the entire squad to safeguard against the referees making such a mistake.
“We don’t want this happening again.
“We can’t take points away or change a result of a match due to such a decision but we do have to be able to reassure players and fans that this won't happen again


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#3 Bourbon Rat

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

Well will ya look at that - Refs don't know R's from their elbows


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#4 G Las D

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

From the errors at the weekend, the article muses on not only whether the refs know the rules but whether they apply them properly and considers the possibility of bias with Hayne's name being a main focus.


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#5 G Las D

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Alll the officials concerned at the game have been stood down.
Refs Matt Cecchin and Henry Perenara almost certainly won't referee for the remainder of the finals series
Video referees from the game, Matt Rodwell and Jason Robinson, have also been given the weekend off and Greenberg said steps have been taken to ensure similar blunders don't occur again.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

What were the VR's supposed to do? What about the TJ's and how didn't the players notice?

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#7 G Las D

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

According to a report I read in an online Townsville Bulletin site some Cowboys players did try to alert the onfield ref to the mistake during the play but this fell on 'deaf ears'.  Following a report Vid refs are now going to be given further advice:
 

The review, conducted by referees' boss Daniel Anderson and Greenberg concluded that on-field referees must always vocalise each tackle so players and the match officials squad are aware of the count at all times.
Additional responsibilities have also been given to the head video referee in relation to the tackle count.

 

It doesn't seem to report what those extra responsibilities are.


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#8 DavidM

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

Gus said its the first time it's happened since '95 . Not here , but we have Uncle Albert !!

#9 simonwref

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

why did the refs not SHOUT the number of the tackle up until the fourth. they did it all game.

is that a directive from daniel anderson?



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

What were the VR's supposed to do? What about the TJ's and how didn't the players notice?

 

What I found bizarre was that no one on Channel 9 picked up on it til late in the first half, and they had the tackle count running on the screen which clearly showed the last tackle had already gone. You would've thought even if the commentators didn't spot it, someone in the production team might've noticed.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

From the errors at the weekend, the article muses on not only whether the refs know the rules but whether they apply them properly and considers the possibility of bias with Hayne's name being a main focus.

 

Never trust a man who changes his first name from Kevin to Shayne simply because it rhymes with Hayne. ;)



#12 G Las D

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

Never trust a man who changes his first name from Kevin to Shayne simply because it rhymes with Hayne. ;)

Never knew that. Just checked it - Kevin John Hayne ...

He's getting some pretty unpleasant mentions around the net from disgruntled fans.

The bloke made a mistake along with his fellow officials - can't believe the cheat stuff.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

Never knew that. Just checked it - Kevin John Hayne ...

He's getting some pretty unpleasant mentions around the net from disgruntled fans.

The bloke made a mistake along with his fellow officials - can't believe the cheat stuff.

 

Unfortunately there's some pretty unpleasant people on the net. I doubt any ref, certainly at NRL level, would deliberately cheat. And even if a ref wanted to cheat they'd be found out pretty quick nowadays.

 

As for the name, I first heard it when I used to put 2GB on to listen to the commentaries, before Premier Sports started showing the matches. Ray Hadley (another fairly unpleasant person by all accounts) always calls him Kevin Shayne Hayne in his radio commentaries, although it's interesting that he doesn't call him that name on TV.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:21 AM

Well said thirteenth man,the know alls on Channel 9 didn`t pick up that it was on the seventh tackle,and neither would the rest of us. I think I heard the ref shout "fourth tackle" when it should`ve been fifth tackle,so obviously he already had it wrong,but I assumed they`d called the first tackle as zero,as in that case the tackle count would`ve been right. It was just a shame that the winger put his foot into touch in the last minute as that would`ve settled it for the Cowboys,but unfortunately on the day,it wasn`t to be.






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