Referees

Sharks captain Wade Graham takes pop at referees as coach laments technical shortcomings

Michael Carayannis Cronulla skipper Wade Graham hasn’t held back in his criticism of the on-field officials describing their performances as “on par” with his struggling team.

League

Blake Ferguson completes referees course

Whistle-blower ... Blake Ferguson has completed a referees course.

Ben Horne Troubled rugby league star Blake Ferguson has taken a further step towards proving he's a fit person to return to the NRL, after completing his referees course.

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'We're struggling and so are they': Sharks stand-in captain Wade Graham slams referees

Darren Walton Cronulla captain Wade Graham branded NRL referees as poor as the hapless Sharks after his bottom-placed side handed North Queensland their first away win of the season on Friday night.

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League

Referees should be seen and not heard

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Phil Gould Please get the microphones and the television cameras off the referees. I haven’t raised this subject for a number of years, but in light of recent events, I would like to reaffirm my objection...

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NRL referees aren't approachable, says Titans' Greg Bird

Titans skipper Greg Bird.

Ed Jackson Gold Coast co-captain Greg Bird says NRL referees are unapproachable and their lack of dialogue with players is resulting in increasing frustration.

League

NRL referees to blame for lippy players, says Gold Coast Titans coach John Cartwright

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Steve Mascord John Cartwright says referees only have themselves to blame for the surge in dissent.

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League

Referees' boss Tony Archer defends Sunday sin-bins, but concedes Origin blooper

Chris Barrett NRL referees boss Tony Archer is adamant Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins did not lose control of last week's fiery second State of Origin clash and backed the whistleblowers who dismissed Parramatta's...

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Cameron Smith says referees are 'paranoid' about safety

Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith, Ryan Hoffman and Billy Slater of the Storm celebrate a combined total of 1000 games on Friday night.

Michael Chammas Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith believes referees are "paranoid" about player safety and are making incorrect decisions as a result.

League

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart blasts referees after controversial NRL loss to Penrith Panthers

Ricky Stuart

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart launched a scathing spray at the referees after Canberra's 26-20 loss to Penrith on Sunday.

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Raiders coach Ricky Stuart's referees rant attracts NRL's attention

Ricky Stuart will learn his fate on Tuesday after an explosive press conference on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin The NRL will sift through Ricky Stuart's explosive referee tirade with a fine-tooth comb before determining if the Canberra Raiders coach will be hit in the hip pocket.

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NSW Blues primed for harsh treatment from referees in State of Origin opener

Targets: Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds with Blues coach Laurie Daley.

Michael Carayannis Laurie Daley has hinted that his side may face an uphill battle to get the 50-50 referee calls as the Blues have struggled to win a penalty count in front of hostile Queensland crowd in recent years.

League

State of Origin: Laurie Daley wants answers from referees boss

Paul Gallen of the Blues speaks with referee Shayne Hayne during game one.

Michael Carayannis A frustrated Laurie Daley will meet with referees boss Tony Archer after the Blues coach felt jaded with a host of calls which he believed went against his side.

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Geoff Toovey targets referees despite win

Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs is placed on report.

Michael Carayannis Geoff Toovey’s side may have walked away with a 32-10 win, but it was the referees who have again come under fire from the Manly coach.

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Referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins will stay in charge for State of Origin game two

Offside with the Blues: Referee Shayne Hayne.

Michael Chammas Under-fire referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins have retained their spots and will control game two despite NSW officials being left furious with their game one performance.

Peter Wallace blames referees after Panthers' narrow loss to Storm

Michael Chammas The Panthers went down 18-17 to Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with several contentious refereeing decisions going against them.

Rugby League

New rules troubling players, referees: Storm coach

Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Roy Ward Craig Bellamy believes the NRL's new rules are troubling both players and referees.

League

Roosters coach Trent Robinson maintains rage over referees' performance in loss to Manly

Not happy: Roosters coach Trent Robinson was furious with the officiating on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Trent Robinson will not be fined by the NRL and Boyd Cordner has labelled the referees a "touchy subject" as the fallout from the Roosters' 8-0 loss to Manly continues.

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St George Illawarra Dragons coach blasts referees after loss to South Sydney Rabbitohs

Dragons fullback Josh Dugan is brought under control against South Sydney at the SCG.

Chris Barrett Steve Price is the latest NRL coach to take aim at referees, disappointed at a one-sided penalty count - as well as a disallowed try to his returning star fullback Josh Dugan - he felt cost the...

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League

Video referees to count down final seconds in bid to avoid Melbourne Storm late try repeat

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Referee Shayne Hayne watches the big screen as he waits for the video referee decision during the NRL First Semi Final match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium on September 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Michael Carayannis Video referees will be forced to count down the final seconds of each half as the NRL looks to revamp its communications process to avoid any repeat of Melbourne’s after-the-siren try on Monday night.

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Peter Doust calls on NRL to award Dragons two points after referees' boss admits blunder

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Michael Carayannis St George Illawarra boss Peter Doust has called on the NRL to award his club two competition points as the Dragon continue to fume following their heartbreaking loss to Melbourne on Monday night.

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