@Dip wrote:Get your anti Broncos glasses off Pieman. The Roberts and Oates decisions were terrible, but the rest were spot on. The penalty try would only have been controversial had they not awarded it.
If it wasn't the Broncos, when Pearson dropped the ball off the first bomb many would be saying that Hoffman pushed him without going for the ball. No mention of that.
I actually missed the first 20mins and didnt see that.
My problem is the rule not the ruling - but the fact that every single fucking game someone stops a try with their foot yet in a final they bring out a penalty try for it. Its mental. I havent ever seen a penalty try awarded for it - and I am all for penalty tries and sin bins. Its a shocker IMO. The ball is put on his lower shin/ankle too not his boot, so you could even argue it and say that he swung his legs around and it hit his shin not his boot. I dont know what the actual rule is
The roberts kick... I dont think he deserves a charge to miss a game for it but fuck me dead it deserved a penalty - and even possibly a sin bin. Its not a footy play - its kicking an opposition player in the back when he is on the ground. And the fact that that very play was a try makes it even worse, not to mention the fact that they can look at the play the ball on the video when deciding what is a try and what isnt.
The scrum over-rule decision was wrong - or dubious at best - and there was not clear enough evidence to change the call.
One of the tries Thiaday steamrolled into bird and the ref just awarded the try without going upstairs. Not saying it wasnt a try, I didnt get a good enough look at it but considering if someone touches a defender they over turn tries, why wouldnt they just look at it at least?
That forward pass ... I mean fuck, there are at least 20 passes, mostly from the dummy half, that are way more forward than that.
I dont for one second think that the Titans would have won that match but fuck I am filthy with the quality of the reffing from that game. Not every single bad call was against the titans, the broncos copped some too but they also got every single 50/50 call.
If there is as much of a stink about the reffing as there has been in the media and on social media - then there is something definitely wrong with it and its not just me and my "anti bronco glasses".
Also, hayne made a few super costly errors. With hindsight, chucking him at fullback after such little game time was the wrong move. They should have kept him on the bench/put him in the centres or on the wing and rotated him and mead around in the games. He was either brilliant or terrible last night.