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I swear the refs have been told to stop the penalties and 6 again the past month so it’s not as obvious when they don’t call them in origin.
The amount of **** around the ruck the past month that’s been ignored is pathetic
I was watching something on the NBA and it had an ex-ref saying how they were briefed each week on what to look out for. Say a player was scoring a bunch, etc, they would be shown footage of what to police, he’d tell his mate that they were basically going to shut a player out of the game, his friend would place a bet, then the ref would go about his business during the game and score a bag at the end of it.

Obviously completely different sport, but if it’s happening in a game with as much money invested in it as the NBA, it’s happening for sure in our **** house, poorly run sport.
 

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They should throw all that crap out and just ref what's in front of them.

It's called 'eyes up reffing'
 
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They should throw all that crap out and just ref what's in front of them.

It's called 'eyes up reffing'
I like the concept.
My only concern is that their eyes seem painted on 3/4 of the time, and they use a white cane the other 1/4, so not sure how that will work?
 

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Watching the u19s Womens State of Origin - The quality is tip top.

The women's game is in good hands if this is the future.

On 9Gem now.
 

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So does Nick Politis look at this game like an EOFY sale?

You get a contract, you get a contract... look at how good our juniors are!
 

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Really enjoyed the girls SOO, great quality.
Me too. It was a clean game and I also enjoyed the refereeing. Minimal stops to the game.

I never watched the girls’ games before due to NRL snubbing the Sharkies. Now that the Sharks are in, I am going to watch their games.
 

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We should sign the NZ NRLW halfback... She'd work magic with Ramien!
 

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Dude for Tonga has a haircut like a truck wheel flap.
 

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Happy for PNG.

Fiji kept trying to milk penalties. Expected in the NRL where morals take a back seat but this game should be about fairness and pride.
 
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