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Mary Konstantopoulos

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She had a great knock yesterday, David!

The ins and outs for WBBL05

U, it’s been something I’ve been talking about on my podcast lately. Australia has led the way in this space, but if other countries don’t start investing in a similar way, will we have competition in a couple of years?

Aussie women's cricket the best its ever been

Agree!!

Aussie women's cricket the best its ever been

Cadfael, I think that is the idea eventually, but at the moment there is not the talent to support 10 teams. We will get there, stay on the journey.

P.S. On the AFL, have you had a look at what’s happening in their upcoming season. No CBA and no idea of when it will start. More teams does not necessarily mean better.

It’s time for the NRLW to grow

Chris, I don’t care what you’re tipping is like as long as you’ve enjoyed the comp! ????????

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

I feel the same way about a player like Ruan.

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Tell you what, I don’t envy the selectors. Brad Donald, Karyn Murphy and Jamie Feeney have a big job on their hands.

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Hasn’t Amber had a great season – she may even be in line for a Jillaroos jersey!!

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Love predictions, Justin! Let’s see who’s right, come Sunday!

The NRLW grand final is a toss of the coin

Yeah, I do. Just like you felt it necessary to click on an article to complain that the article had been written.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Oh that made me laugh. Tom, I’ve been writing at least two articles a week for the last 30 weeks on rugby league, not to mention a podcast on top of that.

Apologies if doing more than one article on a commentary team has triggered you.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Talk to the commentators – they are the ones that keep providing me with material.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

I’m not taking the opposing position – I’m merely highlighting ludicrous suggestions coming from commentary teams.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

I agree on that point, Brendon, particularly on being able to overrule decisions made if the technology allows us to do so. I find it baffling that we do not already do this.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

We can’t have it both ways though.

We can’t have referees making decisions based on what they see on the field if we are then going to look at every angle and criticise them if they make an error?

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Jewboy, what exactly does a ‘feel for the game’ mean. I have never really understood?

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Adam, that moment re the Teddy knock on could have been an article in itself!

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Brendon, for me it is part of the game because the referees are human beings and make errors. The reason this is compared to the players is because when a referee maes a mistake they are blamed for costing a team the game – we rarely see the same commentary applied to players.

The reason for that is because we love the players and our teams and make excuses for them. The same does not happen for our referees.

I’ll try and find an interview I did with Todd Greenberg a few years ago where he spoke about the number of decisions referees are making per game. He said there were still errors of course, but considering the number of decisions made per game they were low.

I agree that we should do whatever we can to reduce these errors, but as long as humans are involved in rugby league, errors will happen.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

I genuinely don’t understand your comment, insider.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Thank you!

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

I didn’t hear this. What did he say?

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

The Barry, agree with you that when Johns talks about the game tactically and analyses it, there are few that can match his insights. He should stick to what he is good at instead of peddling theories about how the referees should referee games.

Joey's ref criticism is absurd

Chris, do you think the Dragons just needed a week to click? I was also surprised!!

Sydney's smorgasbord of women's sport this weekend

She’s incredible isn’t she! I’ve had the chance to interview her a couple of times too and she is a lot of fun. Will she get that Jillaroos fullback spot or will it be Corban McGregor?

Sydney's smorgasbord of women's sport this weekend

How?

Referees get it right and the commentators misread the room - again