NEWS NRL admits three wrong calls cost Parramatta in loss to Broncos

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NRL admits three wrong calls cost Parramatta in loss to Broncos

Paul Crawley and Fatima Kdouh,
The Daily Telegraph
an hour ago


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Parramatta were robbed of the chance to finish in the NRL’s top four courtesy of a series of refereeing blunders in Friday night’s heartbreaking golden-point loss to Brisbane. NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton has confirmed in a private chat with coach Brad Arthur that three crucial calls went against the Eels, including a howler at the death. Broncos skipper Darius Boyd was not penalised for pushing Clint Gutherson into Matt Lodge as Gutherson tried to charge down Jamayne Isaako’s match-winning field goal. On Monday night, Sutton said that was a blunder. “I’m of the opinion that the Eels should have been awarded a penalty,” Sutton said.

blunder

“Darius is entitled to take up the position he initially moves to. “However, he is not permitted to then adjust his position to obstruct or interfere with Clint Gutherson. Darius is required to hold his ground.”

Referees boss Bernard Sutton concedes Darius Boyd should have been penalised for blocking Clint Gutherson. Picture: Fox Sports

Referees boss Bernard Sutton concedes Darius Boyd should have been penalised for blocking Clint Gutherson. Picture: Fox Sports


outrage

Although it received little attention from the commentators on the night, there was outrage among the Eels’ faithful that such a crucial and obvious call could be missed when the pocket referee was standing right near the incident.

exposed

With the end-of-season finals just around the corner, it has again exposed how the rules become a lottery in extra-time. But Graham Annesley, the NRL’s head of football, denied this was the case and claimed players were more conscious of giving away penalties during golden point.

Broncos players celebrate Jamayne Isaako’s matchwinning field goal. Picture: AAP

Broncos players celebrate Jamayne Isaako’s matchwinning field goal. Picture: AAP


concerning

What makes it more concerning is that this is the same situation that the NRL cracked down on in 2016 to stop teams deliberately standing in the way of chasing defenders who are trying to charge down field goals. Arthur was also apparently told that Brisbane’s David Fifita should have been penalised in the lead-up play when he ran behind teammates before making a charge to get his side in position to kick the field goal. Even though that would have been a tough call against the Broncos, it was an almost identical scenario Mitchell Moses had been pinged for in the 32nd minute. And in a triple whammy, it is understood Sutton also told Arthur that the forward pass decision which cost Blake Ferguson a try was also wrong.

The NRL conceded this pass from Clint Gutherson was incorrectly ruled as forward, denying Blake Ferguson a try. Picture: Fox Sports

The NRL conceded this pass from Clint Gutherson was incorrectly ruled as forward, denying Blake Ferguson a try. Picture: Fox Sports


unacceptable

Annesley confirmed the wrong call on Monday. “The pass looked OK to me,” he said. “It’s one of those long, looping passes which often are a bit of an optical illusion but the most important thing is how it comes out of the hands … even though it was a high, looping pass it came out of the hands OK.” The NRL’s integrity unit is following up with police the incident between Melbourne’s Will Chambers and a Manly fan. “The NRL does have the ability to issue ban notices to people who we don’t want to see in our game if they are going to act with that kind of behaviour. It’s unacceptable,” Annesley said. Despite a fan getting close enough to confront Chambers in the tunnel at Lottoland on Saturday night, Annesley confirmed the ground does meet the standard required to host a finals match.

optical illusion

 
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2. Ball Carriers must not run behind an active ‘Block’ or ‘Flat’ runner(s) and disadvantage the defensive line.
Moses ran behind an active decoy runner. Fifita did not. They aren't the same. They are clutching at straws here.

What Fifita did, it literally happens in every single game every single week of the season. It's not a penalty then, it's not a penalty now.
 

Nashy

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That ball was fucking forward. I don't give a shit about momentum, it was ahead of where he threw it by a decent amount.
 

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FFS ! What shit ! The Boyd blocker, Gutherson was NEVER EVER going to get anywhere near Isaako. The run by Fifita...really ? No player was impeded and there was a wall of three defenders when Fifita straightened up to run at them! Not a penalty anytime.

The sideline official, on the alleged forward pass, where's the support for him? He was perfectly positioned and had no doubt, called it instantly.

Whiney whingy cunts.
 

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FFS ! What shit ! The Boyd blocker, Gutherson was NEVER EVER going to get anywhere near Isaako. The run by Fifita...really ? No player was impeded and there was a wall of three defenders when Fifita straightened up to run at them! Not a penalty anytime.

The sideline official, on the alleged forward pass, where's the support for him? He was perfectly positioned and had no doubt, called it instantly.

Whiney whingy cunts.
Even with the shit angle from the camera when the pass was made it clearly looked forward.
 

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Wow ok no mention of a several horrendous calls that went against us that aided it going to overtime anyway? Ok cool, no agenda here nothing to see.
- Merged

If we make it into the finals I hope to **** we don’t see the eels because they’ll just get piggy backed to the win
 
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NRL admits three wrong calls cost Parramatta in loss to Broncos

Paul Crawley and Fatima Kdouh,
The Daily Telegraph
an hour ago


not penalised

Parramatta were robbed of the chance to finish in the NRL’s top four courtesy of a series of refereeing blunders in Friday night’s heartbreaking golden-point loss to Brisbane. NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton has confirmed in a private chat with coach Brad Arthur that three crucial calls went against the Eels, including a howler at the death. Broncos skipper Darius Boyd was not penalised for pushing Clint Gutherson into Matt Lodge as Gutherson tried to charge down Jamayne Isaako’s match-winning field goal. On Monday night, Sutton said that was a blunder. “I’m of the opinion that the Eels should have been awarded a penalty,” Sutton said.

blunder

“Darius is entitled to take up the position he initially moves to. “However, he is not permitted to then adjust his position to obstruct or interfere with Clint Gutherson. Darius is required to hold his ground.”

Referees boss Bernard Sutton concedes Darius Boyd should have been penalised for blocking Clint Gutherson. Picture: Fox Sports

Referees boss Bernard Sutton concedes Darius Boyd should have been penalised for blocking Clint Gutherson. Picture: Fox Sports


outrage

Although it received little attention from the commentators on the night, there was outrage among the Eels’ faithful that such a crucial and obvious call could be missed when the pocket referee was standing right near the incident.

exposed

With the end-of-season finals just around the corner, it has again exposed how the rules become a lottery in extra-time. But Graham Annesley, the NRL’s head of football, denied this was the case and claimed players were more conscious of giving away penalties during golden point.

Broncos players celebrate Jamayne Isaako’s matchwinning field goal. Picture: AAP

Broncos players celebrate Jamayne Isaako’s matchwinning field goal. Picture: AAP


concerning

What makes it more concerning is that this is the same situation that the NRL cracked down on in 2016 to stop teams deliberately standing in the way of chasing defenders who are trying to charge down field goals. Arthur was also apparently told that Brisbane’s David Fifita should have been penalised in the lead-up play when he ran behind teammates before making a charge to get his side in position to kick the field goal. Even though that would have been a tough call against the Broncos, it was an almost identical scenario Mitchell Moses had been pinged for in the 32nd minute. And in a triple whammy, it is understood Sutton also told Arthur that the forward pass decision which cost Blake Ferguson a try was also wrong.

The NRL conceded this pass from Clint Gutherson was incorrectly ruled as forward, denying Blake Ferguson a try. Picture: Fox Sports

The NRL conceded this pass from Clint Gutherson was incorrectly ruled as forward, denying Blake Ferguson a try. Picture: Fox Sports


unacceptable

Annesley confirmed the wrong call on Monday. “The pass looked OK to me,” he said. “It’s one of those long, looping passes which often are a bit of an optical illusion but the most important thing is how it comes out of the hands … even though it was a high, looping pass it came out of the hands OK.” The NRL’s integrity unit is following up with police the incident between Melbourne’s Will Chambers and a Manly fan. “The NRL does have the ability to issue ban notices to people who we don’t want to see in our game if they are going to act with that kind of behaviour. It’s unacceptable,” Annesley said. Despite a fan getting close enough to confront Chambers in the tunnel at Lottoland on Saturday night, Annesley confirmed the ground does meet the standard required to host a finals match.

optical illusion

Muppets what about the wrong calls against us. The knock on that never was which eventually cost us a try. Klein is totally inept and should be sacked. And for all the whinging Eels the penalty count favoured them 7 to 4.
 

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There's no quotes from Arthur or Sutton. This is nothing more than a Paul Crawley opinion piece.

My mistake there's a quote about the block play, nothing about the forward pass or Fifita incident though.
 
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What the **** is this article, no quotes from anyone and this is Crawley just claiming BA told him that Sutton told him this. They are even admitting now that their reporting is chinese whispers.

So we are just meant to believe that Sutton told BA this and he in turn told Crawley. I mean fear enough, Crawley seems like such an honest bloke...
 

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Moses ran behind an active decoy runner. Fifita did not. They aren't the same. They are clutching at straws here.

What Fifita did, it literally happens in every single game every single week of the season. It's not a penalty then, it's not a penalty now.
The one that’s getting on my nerves is defenders gathering attacking kicks and running back through holes in the chase line (and getting halfway up the field) because their teammate is standing in the way as they wait for their player to catch back up the field to them.

It’s not the stationary players’ fault but it should be called a shepherd or obstruction or whatever

Fifita’s was fine because he was easy to track and didn’t straighten until after he got around our players. It’s Parra’s fault for missing 4 tackles on him and letting him make 30-odd metres after Segeyaro got through for 20-odd the tackle before
 
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I watched it again and Darius does not move but does brace himself because Gutterson runs straight into him. Gutterson falls to his immediately after the goal is kicked and ever once complains he was impeded.

A total beat up but as I said yesterday it's the media laying the ground work for a square up if and when we meet up with Parra. So fekkin schoolboy amutuerish petty, bad loser, whinging.
 

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