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Opinion Round 26 - Bunnies v eels

Discussion in 'South Sydney Rabbitohs' started by Mad bazz, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Mad bazz

    Mad bazz Junior Member

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    It's NRL finals season, and as we move closer towards the 2017 finalists, rugby league fans are being treated to some fantastic rugby league action. One point I must make, as we move into the finals, is the poor decision making many of us fans have witnessed from on field officials of recent. Anyone who watched the bunnies v eels game tonight would have been witness to these referee blunders. Forward passes missed, knock on's called when they were not, off side calls that were not consistent, you name it. It is frustrating to see, no matter what side you follow, as these decisions mean the difference between the final series and mad Monday for NRL sides and their fans. The NRL really needs to work in the off season to ensure 2018 is a year of consistent decision making, based on an agreed understanding of the rules with nil bias or preconceived opinions on the two sides they are about to referee. NRL referees must be held accountable for their poor decision making, and educated on the errors they have made, after reviewing the match tape. If the NRL wants fans to remain engaged and positive about the game and it's outcome, this is a must for the game moving forward. Tonight's match was just another example of why this needs happen, Parra and Souths put on a great contest this evening, however the two referees not so.
     
  2. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    Well 22 - 16. Not a confident win. We saw how to handle Semi.

    But a win nevertheless. Good to see one of the traditional teams in the Semi's.
     
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  3. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    Well said MB.

    I find the forward passes very annoying. Especially from the dummy half. I know some can be missed - but so many are let go - deliberately imo. They can't be bothered calling them. I'd like to see the Refs blow the whistle more - penalise NOT keep warning and maybe apply the rules.

    How often do we see teams take the quick tap - or re-start - with their own players in front of them. The Ref should take the ball off them - not warn them repeatedly.

    We would then see teams actually checking to see where their players were - not making the Refs check for them !
     
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    stanleyg Well-Known Member

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    It was an interesting game to watch.
    You had the Eels coming off a big win and a flu/injury decimated Bunnies coming off a huge flogging.
    Cook as a Hooker went really well at FB while the Bunnies also received some poor decisions from the Refs while Lines people either cant or have been told not to see forward passes because more were let go than called..
    The eels must have been suffering from a case of overconfidence because the Bunnies gave a good account of themselves and it was only in the latter part of the game The Eels got the win.
     
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  5. Bazza

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    The storm are laughing to the finals!
    At least we're in the top 4...the saints are fighting 2 get in the finals...Lol!!!
     
  6. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    No - Mad Bazz got it right this time Bazz.

    Saints will make it then win - then put Parra to the sword.
     
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    Bazza Active Member

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    Mad Bazz he is more elegant how he phases different scenarios! He's never had a brain injury and I doubt he follows the eels - most eels supporters from the 70's 80's they're dead or in jail..Lol!
     
  8. S J

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    Are you acquainted with Mad Bazz, Bazz ... :)
     

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