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Official NRL reverts back to 1 ref for the rest of the season

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Freakzilla, May 8, 2020.

  1. Freakzilla

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    Apparently to save costs but it’s the right decision.
     
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    Rippa
     
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    NRL will go back to one referee for the resumption of the 2020 season

    The NRL will return to one referee for the resumption of the 2020 season, abandoning the two-referee system that has been used since 2009.

    The NRL is on the verge of returning to one referee for the remainder of the season with the aim of saving millions of dollars long term.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the Project Apollo committee has this afternoon recommended scrapping the two referees to save costs.

    The NRL introduced two referees in 2009 although international football remained with one.

    The change has been made as a cost cutting measure but still has to be rubber stamped by the independent commission next week.

    The high costs of refereeing and operating the bunker have been a talking point for years.

    Two referees were introduced in the hope of cleaning up the ruck.

    Referees have been told of the decision this afternoon.

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...n/news-story/1183d768a3f909333b40a991c11ed299
     
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    Should defiantly get the wrestling coaches out to Belmore and working over time there's no way one ref will be able to police it.
     
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    hopefully means less corruption
     
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    Hope Gerard Sutton is the first to go but I think it’s a pipe dream.
     
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    Piss the touchies off as well, don't think I've seen a correct call by one of those imbeciles for years.
     
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    If the NRL was a fair sport he would've been fired a decade ago.
     
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    Best news of 2020!
     
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    Latest development. NRL announces that:

    Only Melbourne Storm games will have 2 refs as Cameron Smith has maintained his position.
     
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    I love how they are scrapping Greenberg's brilliant ideas...

    what's next? no more $15k diamond rings for player's wives??????
     
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    Good news. It's a shame it took a global pandemic to force their hands financially and prompt them into making the right decision.

    Now do away with the video ref for anything but groundings, touch in goal decisions and blatant foul play.
     
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    I'd be open to ditching the video ref full stop for this season. Would make for fast footy.
     
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    This is very good news I hope this ends up being permanent.
     
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    At least now the games can get a feel for the Ref which you couldn’t do with 2 who often had differing ideas on how they wanted to Officiate the game and should also see a few less nit picking penalties with no ref with his head stuck in the ruck
     
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    No Way. Now they just need to dump the bunker, there will be less wank from the 9 commentators then so win win.
    Refs might actually have to make crucial decisions and grow some balls. Empower the Refs so they can do their job, good or bad decisions so be it.
     
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    Is good.
     
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    Just goes to show how desperate the NRL is for a restart. Having 1 less official from 4. If that will make a such a significant cost cutting measure.

    2020 isn’t about getting the Comp up and running. It’s about saving the game from financial ruin.
     

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