2019 - PREMIERS - Roosters 14-8 Raiders @ ANZ

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Grand Final: Roosters v Raiders

Poll closed Oct 6, 2019.
  1. Sydney Roosters

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  2. Canberra Raiders

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  1. Captain Apollo

    Captain Apollo First Grade

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    or people like Skeepe.

    In reply to the so-called trip -

    "It is permissible for a tackler to bring a player in possession of the ball to the ground by pulling him over the outstretched leg provided he is holding the player with both arms before there is any contact with the leg."

    From Note 1, Section 11, Rules of the game of rugby league on page 23.
     
  2. Chook Norris

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    Unfortunately the same general public are the game's fan base who we need to cater for. I love rugby league and it pains me that the media, and the general public, are making it out that one call "robbed the raiders."

    The stunning contrast I had was the experience at the game vs the TV/social media experience (I watched snippets afterwards).

    At the game, it was awesome. Probably the best atmosphere I've ever witnessed and the most intense game I've watched. Raiders fans were out in numbers and both sets of fans were making large noise. I was surrounded by Raiders fans but did not hear any complaints about refereeing decisions supposedly deciding the game. People at the game (at lesst around me) had accepted the game had reached a fair outcome. This is how the game is meant to be consumed, not watching endless replays on a screen.

    When the game finished, I switched to social media/TV commentary. The contrast was stunning. Everyone else had decided that their second team was "robbed" and was meant to win. Absolutely no talk of key moments in attack that the Raiders might've blundered.

    These were the same fans on social media who had applauded the incorrect call, three weeks ago, that Vunivalu was out (when he was not). Arguably that was a bigger call than the six to go
     
  3. AlwaysGreen

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    My two bob's worth after the game.

    We let in the softest try (The first one by Verrils) that I have seen in a grand final.
     
  4. skeepe

    skeepe Immortal

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    Keary might have contact with the hands, but to call it a hold is a mighty stretch.
     
  5. Pete Cash

    Pete Cash Post Whore

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    It was a bad miss

    The last try we were just shot. It happens but that early in the game we had to do better
     
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  6. Meapro Ham

    Meapro Ham Juniors

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    Penrith fans - still salty about Fittler after all these years
     
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  7. Walt Flanigan

    Walt Flanigan Referee

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    Yeah couldn’t believe Tapine turning his back on the defence, it was just lazy and stupid
     
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  8. Walt Flanigan

    Walt Flanigan Referee

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    I think it was partly due to the reshuffle when CNK went off too. Sezer was defending on the wing for some reason. CNK was playing out of his skin and I had a feeling we were done when he went off with ten to go
     
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  9. Meapro Ham

    Meapro Ham Juniors

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    So for those that think the sin binning was the right call, why didn’t Croker get binned for the escort on Morris at the end of the first half? It’s a foul on a player in a try scoring position. If Morris gets a clean catch he’s a pretty good chance of scoring. Should be a binning by the same logic as Cronk.
     
  10. skeepe

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    Jesus Christ. Is this fool for real?
     
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  11. firechild

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    An escort has never been a sin bin offense. However, tackling a player in a try scoring position without the ball is. See Jake Turbo's binning just 2 weeks ago much further from the try line. You're really clutching at straws here.
     
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  12. Meapro Ham

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    Wasn’t talking to you mate. Question is directed at the more balanced forum members who are capable of a rational response.
     
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  13. Vic Mackey

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    Surely this makes @adamkungl s hot takes? Or are Roosters fans excluded?
     
  14. Meapro Ham

    Meapro Ham Juniors

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    An escort is obstructing a player without the ball. Same thing.
     
  15. Pete Cash

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    The nrl came out and said melbourne copped a bad one against us when Whitehead tackled a player on suspicion ane didnt get sin binned. They've made it pretty clear if its a try scoring situation its a sin bin
     
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    good grief
     
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    I’m not actually saying that Croker’s escort should have been a binning. You’re all missing my point. What I’m saying is the Cronk binning was stupid and if you’re going to bin for that then it starts to bring into question anything that involves a try scoring situation.
     
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    Both arms, hey...

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  19. big hit!

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    A moment of fatigue and laziness caught Raiders out. It was the 4th tackle and Roosters used the width of the field ending with Plodner tackled by BJ. With BJ around Boyds bootlaces, every Raiders player retreated to the defensive line. There was no marker. Keary at acting half exposes both breakdowns - scoots from acting half and attacks the short-side defence who are short their 2-man - Leilua. Keary hits the whole between Bateman and Sezer, draws the half and the rest is history.

    Raiders needed to do something similar while Cronk was off - using width. They did f**k all.

    But the refs call is still a dud. Wighton could’ve kept play alive, could’ve kicked the ball, could’ve scored, could’ve got a repeat set, Canberra could’ve attempted a field goal (unlikely considering the mayhem and not being set for it). Basically, Roosters may never have received the ball back and not had an opportunity. They did and they took advantage which is what great teams do.
     
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  20. nick87

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    you’ve lost the f**king plot mate
    Have a nap and come back tomorrow

    Christ almighty
     
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