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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. Novdoggie

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    Now they know what its like to be put in the bin
     
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    Easy to script a fairytale send off for Smith. Storm win the comp and he retires. He will control the 1 ref with ease.
     
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05...th-single-referee-system-coronavirus/12278712

    The fact the reversion back to one ref is now being considered a "trial" and will be reviewed at years end puts a hell of a lot of emphasis on that review.

    If the game bogs down and it's decided at years end to revert back to two refs, than this season has a massive * next it as it'll be referred to as the trial premiership. Even if we win it I'll only consider it a 2.5 peat.

    But seriously, the decision of that review now holds massive emphasis on how this season is remembered. Alternatively, if the one ref is retained ongoing than no * as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    In 20 years time, this seasons victory will remain a victory on the score board. No-one will care how it was won. No-one will care this this year was a right off.
    Im all for 1 ref.
    In saying that with all this mess with the refs, I think this has actually turned out for the best. If 1 ref fails, they can revert with complete consultation next year.
    Win win I think.
     
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  5. KambahOne

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    Many still refer to 1997 as the "split year" premiership. I think a lot of how it will be remembered will rely on the decision by the review.

    Like you said though, the 1 ref decision could turn out to be a massive win for the game.
     

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