Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by Muppet, May 4, 2013.
Its a topsy turvy season as far as form goes. The only consistent sides seem to be the sharks and storm.
The rest you just have to wait and see who comes out of the sheds at half time.
Good win by the Tigpies
Brett Hodgson back as Asst Coach.
Very enjoyable game.
It is always enjoyable when the Seagles get run down
It would have been criminal if they'd taken away that last try. BUT - if the Ref had gone "no-try" ...
Nothing would surprise me what decisions come out of the "Bunker".
I don't hold with an on field Ref having to make a decision BEFORE he sends it to the Bunker.
If he knows its a try he awards it and if he cant be sure he should say so and send it to the Bunker to double check what he couldnt be sure of.
Sending it up to the Bunker is a cop out by the NRL so on field Refs don't have to explain their decision to team captains who get up in their face like DCE, Smith and Gallen etc.
Well, captains shouldn't get "in their faces", for a start....
So what you're suggesting is pretty much the RU formulation?
All I am saying is if the Ref is sure he should award a try.
If he isn't sure he should say so and send it upstairs NOT make a decision he isn't sure about and have the Bunker go on a witch hunt through the whole play leading up to the "maybe" or "maybe not" try in the hope of finding an error "somewhere" in the play.
Saying things like "I have a try......BUT check everything just in case" is a bad look.
The Captains in your face is also a bad look and its something that has crept into the game a lot over the last few years. The Nrl tried to limit t by saying they can only approach during a break in play but it hasn't lasted long.
The only time I have liked a Captain getting in a Refs face was Ben Hornby at a Broncos game when Dave Taylor earnt a Penalty. The criticised the Dragons and Hornby said words to the effect of "look at the FFfnn size of him".
I think the most successful captains at that are those who keep it polite. With a smile on your face if possible. Simon Mannering, and to a lesser extent DCE, are examples.
DCE is one of the most demonstrative Captains out there. Mannering is probably used to things not going their way while the most "in your face" Captains are from those clubs most used to winning.
Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson will both enjoy a short break before joining Wests Tigers for 2018 pre-season training. Playing at Hull FC (Fonua) and Widnes Vikings (Thompson), the backline duo both produced strong seasons at their two clubs.
Nathan to come home to Dad ...
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