Referees

Jarryd Hayne criticises NRL referees for not giving Parramatta Eels a fair go

Michael Carayannis Jarryd Hayne has waved the yellow card at NRL referees, claiming his Eels are heavily scrutinised because they do not have as many big-name players as their rivals.

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Chris McQueen defends referees' decision to stop NRL match

Scars of battle: Rabbitohs back-rower Chris McQueen defended the referees' decision to stop Thursday night's match against the Bulldogs.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's Chris McQueen has defended the referees after Canterbury coach Des Hasler criticised them for stopping play as the back-rower lay concussed during the Rabbitohs' 21-14 win on Thursday...

Three referees a possibility as NRL appoints Bob Fulton and John Buchanan to review the game rules

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Adrian Proszenko The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes hailed as the biggest to the game since the introduction of the video...

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Three referees a crowd: NRL coaches slam third whistleblower proposal

Adrian Proszenko Coaches have hit out at a proposal to add a third whistleblower to the field from 2016, believing the move would lead to more mistakes and inconsistency.

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'It'll take more than a bunker to fix this mob': Des Hasler slams referees

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Michael Carayannis Canterbury coach Des Hasler has let fly on the NRL match officials, declaring some of the decisions "dumb, dumb, dumb" as he watched his side concede 10 penalties in their seven point loss to South...

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Anthony Griffin refuses to bag referees over sin bin dismissal

Home farewell: Anthony Griffin.

Steve Mascord Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin stopped well short of condemning referee Ben Cummins over a wrongful sin bin dismissal but admitted he was concerned a similar gaffe could decide a finals series match.

Dangerous tackles spark calls for referees to send more players off

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Brad Walter Referees have been encouraged to send players off for any incident which jeopordises the safety of an opponent after NRL officials expressed concern over a number of dangerous tackles in last...

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Bulldogs coach Des Hasler urges NRL to set up video referees' bunker to help ease frustration

“We’ve been hearing about the bunker [for a while] now. It’s hard for referees because they can’t get hold of the vision, which seems strange in a game that involves a billion dollars

Michael Carayannis Des Hasler has called on the NRL to revisit its video referee “bunker” situation as the Bulldogs coach questioned the accountability of the game’s leading officials when they have...

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

Not their year: Dejected Sharks captain Wade Graham leaves the field after another loss for Cronulla.

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.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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