Refereeing (Multiple Merged Threads) in The General Rugby League Forum Posted February 26 Às for the better sides- 50/50 question, I did notice this in 2017 in Castlefords favour. (Not so much these days though). What struck me then and now is the often weak correlation between a teams discipline and the penalty count. No, I'm not a qualified referee. This bothers me because I want to be entertained but find myself frustrated as any game drama hemorrhages away. Even if a series of penalties are fully justified I still wonder why the other side are deemed relatively fault free. No, I'm not saying the Ref should 'engineer' close games but at the same time killing off a game unnecessarily seems a shame. I often feel a pernicious quality to some decisions. I'm still not a qualified Referee, have no intention of being one, accept that it is a very difficult job, and accept that it's the players who drop balls, miss tackles etc.