Video Referee

Let's not follow US and bunker down, urges video referee Steve Folkes

Adrian Proszenko Leading video referee Steve Folkes is against the mooted bunker system, believing the crowd atmosphere at games is an attraction of, rather than a distraction from, the job.

NRL a step closer to video referee bunker

Todd Greenberg: The NRL wants to

The NRL has moved a step closer to introducing a video referee bunker after head of football Todd Greenberg launched a blueprint for the future on officiating matches.

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League

Video referee dropped over Kieran Foran obstruction howler

Disbelief: Cowboys captain Jonathan Thurston argues the point with referee Gavin Badger.

Adrian Proszenko The video referee at the centre of the Keiran Foran obstruction clanger has been dropped after NRL officials admitted the match-changing decision was incorrect.

League

Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett wants NRL to adopt video referee bunker

Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett believes the video referee system needs a revamp.

Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett supports the concept of a centralised ‘‘war room’’ to replace NRL video referees adjudicating on contentious tries, and believes it is only a matter of time before that idea becomes...

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SIN BIN

Parental guidance recommended as video referee soap opera becomes ugly reality

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Adrian Proszenko The father of video referee Sean Hampstead claims officials will have ''given in to the whingers'' if his son isn't retained for State of Origin II.

Sydney Roosters advance as controversial calls halt stunning North Queensland Cowboys comeback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters celebrates victory during the 1st NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.

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Set of Six: Bloody embarrassing: Bellamy hits out at Melbourne storm troops

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Steve Mascord Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy spoke of shame and embarrassment after the heavy elimination final loss to Canterbury.

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Bulldogs coach Des Hasler wants underdog status and a major video overhaul

Too good: Tim Lafai crashes over for one of his three tries during the Bulldogs’ comprehensive victory over Melbourne at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Steve Mascord Canterbury coach Des Hasler said there was more evidence the NRL's video refereeing system would need a complete summer overhaul after a stoppage-strewn second elimination final at AAMI Park.

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Canterbury Bulldogs show how to win in finals football

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Phil Gould Why the Bulldogs and Roosters are the favourites for this week's final matches.

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Staging players could cost clubs $10,000 as NRL cracks down

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Brad Walter Players feigning injury in the hope of drawing a penalty after the video referee has studied replays of a tackle are being forced to explain their actions and could cost their clubs a $10,000 fine if...

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League

The NRL finals: let's see who really is the best of the best

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Phil Gould There is no doubt the Roosters are the form team in the competition as we head into week one of the finals.

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NRL can solve many problems by limiting video use and having one referee

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Phil Gould The NRL has announced the blueprint for the future of refereeing. Fair enough.

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Time not on Penrith Panthers' side as Manly Sea Eagles sneak home

Chris Barrett They say a week is a long time in football. For Jamie Soward and Penrith on Sunday a minute wasn't nearly as long as it should have been.

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Video referees are strangling the life out of the game, and it's time to get rid of them

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Andrew Webster Rugby league, you have a problem. You need to abolish the video referee.

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

Sport

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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Sione Mata'utia scores three tries as Newcastle Knights topple New Zealand Warriors

Defence: The Warriors get a rare hand on Newcastle's Sione Mata'utia, who scored three tries in yesterday's tight encounter.

Robert Dillon Teenage tyro Sione Mata'utia scored a sensational hat-trick as the Newcastle Knights ambushed the Warriors 28-22 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Eels v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Pirtek Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles

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Chris Boulous Parramatta's season is on the line in their blockbuster clash with Manly.

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Brad Arthur praises Parramatta Eels for irresistible 40 minutes

Chris Sandow of the Eels celebrates scoring a try only to have it disallowed.

Michael Chammas Eels coach Brad Arthur has labelled his side's inspirational second half effort to topple Manly as the team's best 40 minutes of the season.

Parramatta Eels rally against Manly Sea Eagles to keep finals hopes alive

Slippery Eel: Tim Mannah pumps the legs.

Michael Chammas Parramatta have stunned competition front-runners Manly to keep their finals hopes alive with a remarkable come-from-behind victory on Friday night.

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