Are you sure that 'nearly all' serious incidents are missed? What are the figures?
But only for televised games. Even then it's no guarantee of accuracy, as we've seen with some video refereeing decisions over the past few years.
Salford started the season with a named first team squad of 30 players, which was pretty standard for SL. Forrest Gump was released to join Leigh, and it appears Tony Puletua is in some form of dispute with the club, leaving 28. Currently, 2 of these (Jon Ford and Brad England) are on loan and, by RFL rules, it seems they can't be recalled (I don't know how the loan system works, but this appears to be the reason for their unavailability), leaving 26. Of these, 3 are suspended, but if there were no other absentees they'd still have a squad of 23 to choose from. However, 12 of the 26 are injured (the 13th injured player is loanee Wayne Godwin) leaving just 14 (counting the suspended players as available) which, clearly, is not enough to make up a full squad. So, while the suspensions have exacerbated the situation, they haven't really caused it. If the 3 weren't suspended, Salford still wouldn't have enough players to make a team. Ergo, injuries are the reason Salford are struggling to field a team. Suspensions (and the vagaries of the loan system) play a much smaller part.
so why not do what widnes have done this season and give the youngsters a chance?
widnes were missing, mellor, flynn, tickle and cahill so that balances out the castleford absentees, kevin brown was on another level from everyone else on the pitch (hanbury apart) but fantastic to see local products gilmore, owens and gerrard all excel