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Sun 6 Oct: NRL Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders (Merged Threads)

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

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I didn’t see the first incident. However, for the game to be decided on that call by the ref to change the wipe the tackle count clean is shocking. Truly shocking. 

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We should never complain about the standard of our reffing in this country ever again after this.

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First nrl final live and well..... Underwhelmed.  Good defence but severe lack of invention in attack and some well dodgy refing.  

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I missed the incident that led to the Roosters try. I did see most of the woeful attacking that Canberra did: five drives down the left-centre channel followed by a meek bomb. Rinse and repeat 50 times, even with a man advantage.

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It was not to be the Raiders day, 3 game changing actions, first the charge down hitting the trainer, second tge early tackle on Papalii and last the ball definatley came of Tedesco and after waving play on the ref changed his decision.

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Just now, Just Browny said:

I missed the incident that led to the Roosters try. I did see most of the woeful attacking that Canberra did: five drives down the left-centre channel followed by a meek bomb. Rinse and repeat 50 times, even with a man advantage.

This is why I can't go as far as to say the Raiders were robbed because they had them on the ropes for most of the the second half and got 2 points from it.

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2 minutes ago, Griff9of13 said:

We should never complain about the standard of our reffing in this country ever again after this.

Ours aren’t any better.

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Terrible decision for the deciding try.

Then again, the Raiders' composure in attack was often lacking too, and the Roosters' defence was excellent. Still, this final leaves a sour taste.


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Great contest. The Raiders will be truly gutted. 

Game was lost on Leilua being a greedy guts (as usual) and bombing that possible try for Rapana.

couple of key referee decisions helped the Roosters hugely.

Wighton and Nicol-Klokstad were excellent tonight. Also thought Bateman got the better of Cordner.

Great determination from the Roosters defence to keep them in it, and the individual skills got them home.

hope the SL GF can keep me on the edge of my seat as much as this has.

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1 minute ago, andyscoot said:

This is why I can't go as far as to say the Raiders were robbed because they had them on the ropes for most of the the second half and got 2 points from it.

I quite agree, Raiders had so much ball but attacked like Wigan. Still, they have to feel aggrieved given the effort they put in, there was more than a little injustice.

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The issue of coaches and trainers on the field behind the attacking team must be addressed. If ur not attending to an injured player on the ground you should not be on the pitch during play.... end of! 

To change a call of ‘six to go’ several seconds after making the signal was awful... clearly Canberra we’re playing to the call... then in the resulting set for Sydney they make a break and score the winner. 

Not saying that Canberra deserved to win but they didn’t deserve to lose in those circumstances. Spoiled an exciting game for me... two refs and a video ref and they still screw it up! 

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The first try by Roosters was only scored after an amazing decision to give Roosters the scrum after a Rsiders kick was charged down and then hit the Roosters kit man just as Whitrhead could have picked up and scored. Didn’t the same thing happen in the York v Fev game but that decision went the other way . Meanwhile not mentioned at all on channel 9

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5 minutes ago, Cheadle Leyther said:

The first try by Roosters was only scored after an amazing decision to give Roosters the scrum after a Rsiders kick was charged down and then hit the Roosters kit man just as Whitrhead could have picked up and scored. Didn’t the same thing happen in the York v Fev game but that decision went the other way . Meanwhile not mentioned at all on channel 9

The feed was given to the attacking team after play was irregularly affected.

It was the correct decision.

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1 minute ago, Sports Prophet said:

The feed was given to the attacking team after play was irregularly affected.

It was the correct decision.

Teams should just start putting a trainer on at every kick and aim it at them, get the ball back and a fresh set of 6.


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1 minute ago, 7723 said:

Teams should just start putting a trainer on at every kick and aim it at them, get the ball back and a fresh set of 6.

Should they? 

I don’t agree with the rule, but the rule was applied correctly.

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Just now, Gerrumonside ref said:

It was the correct decision as the laws stand, but they should be updated

Absolutely. Its like the ball hitting an unused helmet in the outfield cricket. 

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To say that the NRL is supposed to be the leading competition, that refereeing performance was an absolute disgrace.

Even the most dedicated Rooster fan should see that as an hollow victory.

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2 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Should they? 

I don’t agree with the rule, but the rule was applied correctly.

Yes, if they’re the rules. It is a ridiculous rule and should be changed, but if thats what happens teams should abuse it.


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3 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

The feed was given to the attacking team after play was irregularly affected.

It was the correct decision.

It was the correct decision but the rule needs a desperate overhaul. Not only would Whitehead likely broken downfield should it not have hit the trainer(potentially leading to a try), but the ricochet went to a raiders player too.

It's bad enough watching these "water carriers" coaching teams through a game like it's under 7's without them being able to directly advantage their team. If the rule stays as is, what is to stop teams just employing them to follow kicks and clean up any charge downs for repeat sets?

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24 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Terrible decision for the deciding try.

I think this is a bit over dramatic. Yes, the ref's cocked up their calls and Canberra got caught in possession in the Roosters 20 when they could perhaps have got an attacking kick away.

But the Roosters still had to move the ball downfield and then break the defence and score 80 yards away several tackles later.

The decision led to the Roosters having possession in their 20, not the actual try.

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