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Chris22

Member Since 04 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Video ref at Wigan v Catalan

Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Please tell me how any team can take advantage of the video ref checking stuff in general play. Seems like a ridiculous one eyed statement to me.

 

I'm not accusing any specific team of this, as many were guilty last year, but I agree that this did happen. Usually, a player would get a slightly high shot and not get a penalty. Then, the player would stay on the floor and feign injury, instead of playing the ball. The ref would stop the clock and Sky would show a replay, so that they can justify Stuart Cummings salary. The replay would show a marginally high shot and a penalty would be awarded.

 

Another instance would be if a knock on was awarded. A player would stay down and the physio would come on (always holding the head, regardless of where the injury was), to ensure the referee stops play. Because of the break in play, the decision would be forensically examined to see whether there was a ball steal.

 

Ironically, this backfired on St Helens last year against Castleford in June. We got the ball back after we had dropped out from our own sticks at a crucial point of the game. LMS decided to slowly play the ball to waste time, the ref stopped the clock and then overturned his decision following a consultation with the VR, and correctly awarded Castleford a penalty as LMS had taken out the Cas player who attempted to collect the ball. Cas kicked the 2 points, and won the game in the final seconds.


In Topic: Video ref at Wigan v Catalan

06 February 2016 - 06:36 PM

I'd keep the video referee, but only allow them to look at what is asked for by the referee. In Thursday's game for Kevin Penny's try, the video referee was asked to look at the onside, yet he checked the grounding too. Why? The referee didn't ask for this or need clarification!


In Topic: This is our time?

18 January 2016 - 12:02 PM

This advert is far better than previous heavy rock music and big hits promos that have been done in the past. As many have said, interspersing some highlights from the previous season such as that Ryan Hall try, one of the great tries Cas scored against Leeds in the Super 8's, Joe Burgess' try in the WCS, would have made it even better.


In Topic: League Express Tweeting that they have story that will rock the sport

11 January 2016 - 09:01 PM

A baseless story which deals in speculation and guess work, in the absence of any evidence. I dislike the Marc Green has been painted as a villain, when he didn't want this to be leaked in to the public domain.

 

And, yet again, the League Express drum up a false storm in a laughable attempt to sell more papers. Maybe the journalists should look up the definitions of the phrases "rock to its core" and "meltdown", which inevitably leads to slanderous speculation. 


In Topic: League Express Tweeting that they have story that will rock the sport

10 January 2016 - 06:34 PM

I'm slightly cautious about this, and doubt it's anything that massive. League Express have probably put this out there with the intention of boosting sales during the off season.

 

At a guess, the Challenge Cup Final may be moving back to May from 2017, or the RFL sacking McNamara possibly?