Catalans boss demands action on referees

After their 12 14 defeat against the Huddersfield Giants today at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium, the Catalans Dragons Chairman Bernard Guasch has hit out at the standard of refereeing in Super League, insisting it isn’t good enough, and that his club in particular is being robbed of Super League points because of contentious decisions.

The Dragons and their supporters were incensed today when a second try was awarded to Jermaine McGillvary that appeared to come from a forward pass that was not spotted by referee Joe Cobb.

“Enough is enough! We have had another two points taken away from us today because of the scandalous and dishonest decisions of the referees,” said Guasch.

“I would like someone to explain to me how the second try for Huddersfield was awarded by professional referees given how far forward the ball travelled.

“It is the third game where we have been clearly robbed of a win after the home game against Salford in March and the Magic Weekend fixture against Huddersfield.

“In total, there are four points less for us in the Super League table.

“Today, I would like to know the intentions of the governing body of the Super League in regards to the Catalans Dragons.

“It is my intention to speak to Nigel Wood, the CEO of the Super League, for his explanation.

“I’m extremely disappointed today to see a magnificent competition like Super League discredited by the officials.

“Our supporters are just as angry as I am with this situation and it worries me that our attendances will decrease over the coming months because of this.

“I am really sickened by this situation.”