Two Referees

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  1. LeagueXIII

    LeagueXIII First Grade

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    Bit of trivia regarding two referees for those interested, I came across a trial game between Manly and Canterbury in 1987 where the NSWRL trialled a second referee. This was before the digital age obviously, the second referee would carry a flag and mark the 5 metres in defence waving it when an infringement occurred. It was received well but considered too late to implement in the regular season.

    Alas we were to wait another 20 odd years until the second ref became part of the game.

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lL5f5cZgq8MC&dat=19870209&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
     
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  2. Desert Qlder

    Desert Qlder First Grade

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    As far as trivia goes, that is rather interesting.
     
  3. Sphagnum

    Sphagnum First Grade

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    You should sign up for the chaser
     

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