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Reffing standards in SL

Just watching a good tight game between Cats and Leeds being spoilt by James Childs, penalties and odd decisions abound.

Just granted a Cats try that was a Union ruck, he is the worst ref in SL but there are others not far behind, how will it improve?

comment by jen (U2981)

posted on 11/7/11

LL, Childs did okay for mine or was he awarding penalities to cats when they was no infringement, didnt look like that to me, looked like an ill disciplined leeds team who are becomning increasingly frustrated and completely lacking any respect for the man in the middle, didnt think any of those penalities wasnt warranted

comment by jen (U2981)

posted on 11/7/11

might be mistaken but that ruck try, didnt that go the video ref?

posted on 11/7/11

I think I must have missed the bit where it was a tight game but, that apart, i agree with the sentiments expressed re. Mr Childs and his inability to exert the necessary control. I think his assistants should cop for some blame as well. However we do seem to have a shortage of available, and capable, refs and they all have to gain experience somehow.In mitigation I think that several Leeds players did their reputations no great service as they became an indisciplined rabble and contributed to the general malaise. Maybe Childs needs to use the red card to show he means business. The players were taking the pee.

posted on 12/7/11

I think the England rugby league should put in place a campaign to bring more players into the refereeing ranks, whether it be retired players or even better for the sake of youth the players that don't quite make the top level but have had 15 years as a player from the junior level up.
It takes a good 5 years of refereeing before they would even get close to a top grade game with all the different levels they have to pass, but at the end of the day we will end up with á man in the middle who has been there and done that......just an opinion..

posted on 12/7/11

great idea Souths, but will never happen not enough cash in reffing to attract the ex players, running a pub is a lot easier......

posted on 12/7/11

If its just down to money then the RFL could do something about that. Could be the best investment they ever made. We all need to know that there are enough credible refs to be able to stand some down. Maybe the broadcaster could put a few more quid in the pot.

posted on 12/7/11

maybe fans could relax with the unrealistic and unreasonable demands they have and make of the current refs and just accept that they are doing the best they can do.

posted on 12/7/11

Mediocrity Sucks.

posted on 12/7/11

why bring wakey into it??

posted on 13/7/11

I'm sure some of these people still watch Pot-Black with a black - n - white idiot box.
If you don't forward, you get left behind....hoo-roo

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