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)


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

Gerard Beale

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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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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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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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's back and so are Geoff Toovey's ongoing disputes with referees

Geoff Toovey

Michael Carayannis Forget that the Australian summer of cricket is over or that the Charity Shield is looming, the real indicator league is back is that referees have fired up Manly coach Geoff Toovey.

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Toovey slams referees, Souths' 'suspicious' tactics

Greg Inglis

Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey has questioned the integrity of the South Sydney players and has also blasted the referees, who he believes "decided the outcome of the game".

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NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson won't join Parramatta Eels before finishing Rugby League World Cup duties

Daniel Anderson

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has given an undertaking he will fulfil his commitments at the coming World Cup before joining Parramatta in the newly created role of general manager of football.

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Greg McCallum favourite to take over as NRL referees' boss


Adrian Proszenko Greg McCallum has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Daniel Anderson as referees' boss in a move that would allow the whistleblowers to again be run by one of their own.

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Stuart faces $15,000 fine for referees outburst

Ricky Stuart.

Michael Carayannis Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart could be down $25,000 after being hit with his second fine in eight weeks for criticising referees.

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Elliott blasts referees after Storm loss

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 08:  Warriors Head coach Matthew Elliott speaks to the players following a Warriors NRL training session at the Millenium Institute on November 8, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Steve Mascord Matthew Elliott became the latest coach to blast referees before admitting the Warriors would have to win 11 of their remaining 17 games to make the finals.

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Why not drug test NRL referees?


Roy Masters The NRL has hyped up its anti-doping measures for by players but ignores the men whose judgment calls have potentially the most critical effect on the outcome of games.

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Rugby League

Smith hoping for minimal input from referees

State of Origin

Steve Mascord You can still get away with more in state of origin than in NRL games.

Furious Hasler takes aim at referees

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04:  Krisnan Inu of the Bulldogs is tackled by a Knights player during the round 22 NRL match between Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Josh Rakic IT WASN'T just Des Hasler's players who made a statement last night in their dominant 26-10 win over the Knights but the Bulldogs coach himself, launching a scathing attack on the NRL's refereeing...

Bellamy speaks out about referees

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos CRAIG Bellamy has added his voice to the chorus of concern about refereeing in the NRL with the Melbourne Storm coach saying the consistency of decisions must be improved.


Leave decision-making in the hands of referees

David Shillington

David Shillington REFEREES have a tough enough job as it is without players and coaches having another crack at them.


Obstruction of justice continues from referees

Russell Jackson Confusion over the NRL obstruction rule continued yesterday with referees' co-coach Stuart Raper admitting officials missed a shepherd by Brisbane's Corey Parker against Manly.

Roy Masters

Whistle-shy referees could affect finals results

Roy Masters dinkus

Roy Masters It's a truth acknowledged by most rugby league fans that referees keep the whistle in their pockets at semi-final time.

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Weekend talking points

Time to blow whistle on referees' bosses

Greg Prichard dinkus

Greg Prichard The ARL Commission has got to blow up the refereeing department at the end of the season and start again.

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