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Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Shane Brady

Flyer: Lachlan Maranta dives over in the corner for the Broncos.

Flyer: Lachlan Maranta dives over in the corner for the Broncos. Photo: Bradley Kanaris

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  • You blokes are kidding right? That was a penalty every day of the week. The ball runner was held by one player whilst another player came over and knocked the ball out of his hands. On the GI try, it's a shame the Bunnies weren't playing Easts because I'm sure that the human tackling machine Little Mitchell would have nailed Inglis.... NOT!

    Commenter
    FaulcoBear
    Location
    Faulconbridge
    Date and time
    April 26, 2014, 10:12AM
    • I have no doubt the strip was the correct call. Sam was already in a tackle and Hunt came charging in and went straight for the ball. That's a strip any day of the week.

      As for the 10m against Parker, none of the camera angles showed exactly where he was when the tap was taken, but the second Goodwin took the tap you could see the ref look immediately upfield to check the onside and he had no hesitation calling the penalty.

      Commenter
      Ali
      Location
      Redfern
      Date and time
      April 26, 2014, 10:04AM
      • It is obvious the refs are showing an extreme lack of confidence and in some ways you cant blame them. The game is being taken out of their hands. They dont decide trys anymore the guy upstairs does.

        Its a scary scenario when the ref cannot make the decision on the most fundamental part of the game, the try. This flows on to other parts of the game, they just cant be sure whether they are right or wrong as they don't have the benefit of rewinding time and freezing frames on the spot, they are out on the field.

        Its a psychological thing, knowing that your on the spot decisions out of the field are being replayed on TV sets all over the state.

        If you were to go back to the 'old ways' you would remove the video referee. You make the call on the field, it stands and you move on. Giving that confidence back to referees would allow them to take control of the game again.

        Commenter
        calsy
        Location
        Brisbane
        Date and time
        April 26, 2014, 8:55AM
        • I have gone off going to NRL games at Brisbane. I am not prepared to go to games where the results are so often determined by the referees and not the footballers.

          Commenter
          Bundy Lad
          Location
          Bundaberg
          Date and time
          April 26, 2014, 7:14AM
          • Yeah it happens. Happened last week to us, the Cowboys have copped it all year, the Dragons as well. Stop whinging, the refs make mistakes as do the players every week. It was an entertaining, close game, just enjoy it for that. Hodges took a dive in the first half to win a penalty which changed the flow of the game totally. As a fan I struggle much more watching that rubbish than an honest mistake by a ref, and he's always the first there whinging when a 50/50 goes against them, he's Brisbane's version of Jamie Lyon.

            Commenter
            helmsky
            Date and time
            April 26, 2014, 6:49AM
            • I see the word dubious used in some of the posts. Get it right, the finak decision was blatantly wrong and it only adds to the weekly errors that change the result of games (Cowboys, Manly). Badger has been involved twice. With his "new age" hair style, is this a message that he feels the diminishing crowds (except in Brisbane) are turning up to see him. Come on NRL, this is getting way beyond embarrassing. The only ones laughing ae the bookies or are they part of the joke as well? Clean up the game or lose it!

              Commenter
              Amazing
              Date and time
              April 26, 2014, 3:23AM
              • Yep it was a 50/50 call (not a ref blunder) that decided the game but to be honest I preferred that over the GOLDEN POINT DOG'S BREAKFAST LUCKY DIP...either bring back the draw or make it golden try. All those saying the ref's blundered are overreacting...but if you think you can do better then get out there and show us yer stuff.

                Commenter
                Soot
                Location
                Sydney
                Date and time
                April 25, 2014, 10:42PM
                • Yes this one was a 50 / 50 call as the Broncos player only tried to contain the ball not hold the ball into the opposition player by putting his arms around the player so I feel the call was correct. But if anything needs to be dripped in the game is the golden point rule and for that matter get rid of the field goal as the game is not AFL.

                  Commenter
                  Mike D
                  Date and time
                  April 26, 2014, 6:37AM
                • If the 50/50 call is wrong then its a blunder scott frm SYDNEY.

                  Commenter
                  hohum
                  Date and time
                  April 26, 2014, 7:35AM
                • Totally agree with ya Soot. Dont forget Bronco fans, your crap defence let in 26 points before that penalty was given! You gana blame the ref for that too! 7 missed tackles on GI!!!!! But i guess thats the refs fault also....
                  Great game otherwise.

                  Commenter
                  bamboosolid
                  Location
                  Brisbane via Manlys Northern Beaches
                  Date and time
                  April 26, 2014, 9:57AM
              • Another match decided by a referee blunder in the last two minutes of the game. When is the NRL going to get this right????
                The NRL cannot afford to upset Brisbane fans this way, if we stop going to games thru utter disgust at referee actions who'll be the losers in the end.
                Retrain the refs and allow them near a footy field until a strip is.
                Get this right NRL, once and for all.

                Commenter
                red13
                Date and time
                April 25, 2014, 10:26PM
                • Yeah, that penalty was a bit dubious, but there were quite a few dubious calls in the game, and both sides benefitted from them at various stages.

                  It's the timing of that penalty that makes it stand out.

                  Good call on there being no obstruction, glad to see they've learned from last week's debacles.

                  Souths were deserved winners, only just, and mainly because it would hurt worse for them to lose after GI scored such a great try.

                  It makes up for the loss last week that was also tinged by poor refereeing.

                  Commenter
                  Roget
                  Location
                  Surry Hills
                  Date and time
                  April 25, 2014, 10:45PM
                • Please. I was at the game - the home team had two line ball video ref decisions in quick span in the first half then 4-5 penalties on the trot. Without that they were dead in the water.

                  Commenter
                  G
                  Date and time
                  April 25, 2014, 11:46PM
              • ..and yet again a very, very dubious refereeing decision determines the outcome of a game. How can a human being continue to support any team that can win or lose on the whim of an umpire. This is not sport it is torture.

                Commenter
                RTP
                Location
                Sawtell
                Date and time
                April 25, 2014, 10:25PM
                • Nothing better than watching the Broncos lose at home. Such poor losers, suck down some humble pie.

                  Commenter
                  Manfred
                  Date and time
                  April 25, 2014, 10:11PM
                    • The refs won the game .Again.

                      Commenter
                      Neal
                      Location
                      Cairns
                      Date and time
                      April 25, 2014, 10:47PM
                  • Friday night, another leg up for Souths. Same old week in week out.
                    Souths will never win a comp if they can't do it in their own merit.

                    Commenter
                    Easter bunny
                    Date and time
                    April 25, 2014, 10:10PM
                    • Looks like too much focus on player contracts instead of playing good football. Wake up Souths

                      Commenter
                      C'mon Souths
                      Date and time
                      April 25, 2014, 8:55PM
                      • ...and I am now totally convinced that the MacDonald’s Hamburgers Corporation determines whether the referees have to go to the video referee and the big screen before the try is awarded. Why can’t the commentators please expose this blot on the game?

                        Commenter
                        RTP
                        Location
                        Sawtell
                        Date and time
                        April 25, 2014, 8:25PM
                        • You've got me there. Do you mean Maccas, or KFC?

                          Commenter
                          Roger
                          Location
                          Surry Hills
                          Date and time
                          April 25, 2014, 10:13PM
                        • And by McDonalds you mean KFC ?

                          Commenter
                          JKL
                          Date and time
                          April 25, 2014, 10:15PM

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