Neither do I and even if the old system was in place Sutton would have ruled it the same way. Yes, there's going to be an adjustment period but every try ought to be reviewed just to get rid of those clangers and make sure we're not wasting time going upstairs just to be safe.Souths really should have been playing with 12 men for the rest of the game. What Mitchell did right before he made contact with David, that should have been a send off.
As for the new system where refs award tries and the bunker reviews. I actually don't mind it.
It's too much of a lottery. Even the Oates example against Penrith I could see the video referee taking one look saying that Staines had eyes for the football and Oates initiated contact with him. Challenge unsuccessful and may V'landys have mercy on your souls.On the whole rorting the system with the new rules and getting in on the act like Melbourne do, anyone got any thoughts on if my below idea would work?
Everytime the opposition puts a high ball up and our players jump to take the ball, when returning to the ground knock the ball on/ throw it over the sideline or anything to stop play allowing us to challenge the call.
You then challenge the call saying you're tackled in the air. Reason been i would argue when slowed down to frame by frame, the large majority of tackles on a player jumping to take the ball are technically tackled in the air. If you look at most of them i think contact is made before the guy taking the ball touches the ground. Most times it may only be a frame so a portion of a second before they touch the ground. But its still counts as tackled in the air. They only need to lay a finger on them before they hit the ground. You take the penalty and boot yourself 30 meters down field.
Its an absolute dog act and makes a mockery of the system. But i reckon is 100 % something Melbourne would do.
I hate that the refs can get the game to an 'exciting' finish. I just can't see Souffs getting back into that game without the help they got.
Tigers were gassed, but the leg ups just let Souths roll on.
Also, how in the sweet hell was LM not at least sin binned Watch that prick not even miss a week because he plays for Souths.