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Titans fans and players have every right to feel aggrieved

Roar Guru
11th September, 2016
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Tony Archer at the launch of the NRL Bunker. (The Roar)
Roar Guru
11th September, 2016
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The Gold Coast Titans have every right to feel aggrieved after the referees put in one of their worst ever performances in the Broncos versus Titans Match.

The referees and the Bunker didn’t make just one, but four highly contentious decisions at crucial stages of the match which swung the momentum in the Broncos favour.

It should be a pre-requisite for a former player to be in the Bunker at all times as they have played the game before and have far more knowledge and a feel for the game when it comes to contentious rulings.

It doesn’t matter how much money the NRL invests in video technology and a Bunker, if the people operating it continue to make mistakes and if their interpretations are inconsistent the results will be poor.

For Tony Archer to come out the following morning on the Triple M Radio Station and defend his referees was admirable, but fans are looking for accountability and Archer was only prepared to admit to one error at that stage.

As for the players if they get a poor rub of the green their season is over once we get to the finals, so whatever action if any is taken against the referees is all too late.

As a Broncos fan watching the match I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the Titans and how every contentious decision seemed to go against them.

It’s kind of ironic when you think about it, the more that the NRL strives for perfection and over scrutinises the game of rugby league the more that it ruins it as a spectacle.

If only they’d revert to one referee and have the Bunker rule on tries and only tries, the better off the game of rugby league would be for it.

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