State of Origin Rep
- Mar 28, 2019
Wtf was that penalty that’s fucking ridiculous
Was that earlier in the game? Because Cleary didn't even make a tackle when the Roosters were working it off their line.Cleary made a tackle while the Roosters were coming off their line and the player legit fishwiggled 3 or 4 times to get free and play the ball, Cleary refused to let go. Any other team, any other player, it would be an easy penalty. Not that time. Next set, the ref manufactures a 6 again while the Panthers work it out, get a ridiculous penalty because a Panther dived to get a quick PTB, and then score.
Was that earlier in the game? Because Cleary didn't even make a tackle when the Roosters were working it off their line.
I've looked at that vision again looking for a penalty but unless they got Luai or somebody going early it seemed like the Panthers were content to do the minimum because the Roosters couldn't really run onto the ball trapped inside their own 20.
The penalty on Verrills was unfortunate but you can't ignore it. Common sense sadly isn't a defence in the NRL.