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Brendon Waldron

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Forget next season, could Muster now be unavailable for the two test matches coming up? He was practically a lock for the Australian no. 6.

Seven talking points from the NRL grand final

Broncos won the inaugural premierships for both the NRL and NRLW 20 years apart. I love that…

Brilliant Broncos bump off Roosters to win first ever NRLW premiership

Top 4 get prime Friday and Saturday night spots and they can’t swap it with the Broncos home game at 5:30 Saturday because Suncorp is unavailable because of the Wallabies. It’s a Penrith ‘home’ game, being played in the only available time slot and the Warriors finshed 8th, so they don’t exactly get (or deserve) the most consideration…

Nine talking points from NRL Round 25

Well don’t wonder any longer, I’d say “shoulder to shoulder contact is fine”

Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

It was all shoulder to shoulder contact, which is in the rules, its not like he pushed him or grabbed him. I’m not sure what there commentators are going on about…

Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

Of course we weren’t complaining then but everybody else sure was so let us have our turn…..

Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

I really don’t like all these penalties for dissent that are being blown lately, it’s just so inconsistent. Josh McGuire gets called offside, makes one comment, and the ref blows another penalty straight away, Melbourne questions the calls all afternoon and nothing.

Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

People sure do love mentioning the goal after the Morris penalty. The goal came from a penalty for backchat. The ref didn’t cost them the two points, the players did because, questionable decision or not, you can’t just lose your sh*t at the referees because you think they got it wrong…

Don't blame the refs, Bulldogs fans. They didn't cost you the game

The Morris block penalty didn’t cost them two points, it was the dissent that came after it. The way the dogs were defending their line, they might not have conceded points if they’d kept quiet…

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Nope, I’m still watching it. He didn’t go to ground AT ALL from that contact. It was all diving for the ball while colliding with Hopoate. 100% of the milking came after the play…

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Professional fouls don’t need to have the desired outcomes in order for them to be professional fouls. His intention was to take Boyd out. he didn’t succeed, but he sure tried. Can’t be let off the hook for being bad at it…

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Mate, I’ve watched it over and over, there was no dive. Boyd was trying to score and probably would have if he didn’t collide with the other guy. He got up carrying on like he was taken out, but it was all after the play. He wouldn’t risk taking a dive after the Mbye contact when he still had a chance to score and win the game, when that didn’t work, that’s when he got up playing for a penalty.

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

“It didnt effect the play and Boyd took a massive dive”

That contradicts itself. Massive dive? Please. It didn’t affect the play because Boyd didn’t react at all, he still tried to score until he was knocked down in a fair collision with the other guy. He got up claiming he was taken out, but if it’s after the play, it’s not a dive.

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

People are going to talk about that ending but I think it was a fair penalty. The better team won, the playing surface seemed to be the only thing keeping the Bulldogs in the game…

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

But it isn’t. A drop kick is technically an intentional knock on followed by a kick. An accidental knock on followed by a kick is not a drop kick if the intent was to kick it before it hit the ground. Correct rule or not, this is beyond stupid…

Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

Considering he got up saying it was no try because he dropped it, I’d say he didn’t mean to dropkick it…

Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

You gotta want to dropkick it to dropkick it…

Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

Intent to kick? Bull Ess. There was no intent to dropkick, that’s a knock on…

Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

The hell is Ashley Klein doing in the bunker and how does he have any officiating duties at all for the rest of the weekend?

Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

You absolutely can not see his hand still touching the ball. You can see his entire palm (the lighter part at the end of the much darker arm) is not touching the ball and it is too pixelated to have any idea what his fingers are doing, but I do know it’s to pretty hard to hold a ball with fingers and no palm, so It’s more likely he’s got it away by that point. No part of his body clearly touching the ball in this shot. The foot looks it might be on the line but it;s still not even close to being conclusive because it’s too pixelated to tell if his foot is even on the ground. There’s a little dark line between the touch line and what we’re assuming is his foot which could be anything, part of his boot, green grass inside the line, shadow of the boot above the line. An HD image might show us but this does not. Irrelevant anyway since the ball would need to be in his hand for it to matter and we can’t tell that either.

I’m not saying he got it away before he went into touch, I’m just saying this picture is not even close to proof that he did not so I think I’ll go with the touch judge on this one…

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

Might have to grant you that first image but if you think that second pixelated mess of a screencap is any sort of proof he was out before he passed it, you are out of your mind. It’s way to blurry to see if his foot was on the line or if the ball is even still in his hands in that frame when it was…

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

The last one was the only dubious one. If you can defend well enough, you absolutely do deserve to win. On the flip side, if you need to score a try to catch up to all the penalty goals you gave away, whatever happens is on you..

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

I disagree with is the one referee thing. The games don’t flow beautifully, there’s not less infractions, there’s half the infractions being missed. A ref can’t see everything a dozen cameras capturing it for the home viewer can so seeing everything that gets missed is frustrating as hell. Tonight was a reeeaaalllllly bad example, but I personally believe it’s better to lose because because you gave away a penalty then lose because you didn’t get one that you should have because the ref missed it. Again, not that that’s what happened tonight, that was just a mess…

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

More of a question to the Broncs coaching staff. Like we know…

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

Vossy’s “Fist it, Henry! Yes!” might be the best piece of commentary I’ve heard this year…

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog, highlights