100% the bunker should not have referees in there.
I have said for a while the bunker should be made up of a fixed panel of independent people. The same fixed panel should do every game of the round.
I think there should be 5 totally independent bunker officials.
None having any communication with each other. On all decisions they all put in their answer. TRY or NO TRY, Captains challenges. Should it be 10 in the bin etc. Majority rules on every decision.
This panel will remain consistent across each round. For the majority they should remain consistent eeek in week out. That way the consistency in decision making should be better. Having 5 individuals making decisions would also reduce if not eliminate the howler.
Valid points. Not sure it needs to be 5, as I reckon 3 can work but not against 5.
What astounds me is that in just about every game I watch (Fox coverage), the commentators get it right or at least between them (usually 2) they arrive at the correct decision or at the very least don't make a howler.
Ginnane-Ennis, Vossy-Cronk, even Warren-Flanagan. Warren has a habit of missing things on first view but then corrects himself on replay. That's fine. At least he gets it right.
It's only idiots like Parker, Tallis etc that play to a Qld biased agenda that creates controversy.