Finally the Canberra Raiders have got one back at the Melbourne Storm's home.
NRL football boss Graham Annesley said either Raiders co-captain Jarrod Croker or second-rower Elliott Whitehead should have been sent to the sin bin for professional fouls in the Green Machine's thrilling 12-10 victory over the Storm.
It makes up for Jack Wighton's controversial 10-minute spell in the 2016 preliminary final in Melbourne.
The Storm won 14-12 that night and scored what proved to be the winning try while Wighton was off the field, having been harshly sent to the sin bin for a professional foul.
At his weekly Monday meeting, Annesley said either Croker or Whitehead should have also gone for their fouls on Josh Addo-Carr and Ryan Papenhuyzen respectively.
Whitehead tackled Papenhuyzen without the ball as he ran in support of a Justin Olam break, denying him the chance to receive a pass and race away.
Croker then slowed down the play the ball moments later, which resulted in the penalty that Storm captain Cameron Smith converted to make it 10-6.
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"In either of those two cases the offender should've gone to the sin bin and didn't," Annesley said.
It was one of a number of errors from the qualifying final that Annesley highlighted, including the touch judge's incorrect call that Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu had gone into touch when he regathered a short restart.
It denied the Storm a chance to try to reclaim the lead in the dying minutes.
While acknowledging the error, Annesley was concerned by the abuse directed at the tough judge.
"Some of the stuff that's been floating around, particularly on social media, including vilification of him as a person, threats that have been made against him are completely unwarranted," he said.
"Yes he made a wrong decision ... [but] vilification of our officials when they make errors is unacceptable."
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