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Really appreciate your support midfielder.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

😂 😂 😂 😂

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

If you read the article, Blackberry Smoke, I limit the use of dinosaur to those who think it will create more ‘free flowing footy’. If there is a sensible reason to move to one referee – then I am all ears.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

I didn’t write the title of the article.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

The Barry, not a dinosaur at all.

I perhaps should have made my point clearer. There are many people who think we should go back to one referee, because that’s how it was in the past and footy was better in those days.

The argument about ‘free-flowing’ footy makes no sense to me, because I don’t really know what that means and I think it is blatantly incorrect.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

Jimmmy, thanks for your response. I’ve been doing some reading on this as of late and yes I think in the short term we are going to have some issues. There’s a former touch judge on Twitter – @yeoldeguildford – who has been discussing this in recent days.

One example he has used is a on field referee on the touch line last year who was in the wrong position and made an error. His point is not to criticise that on field referee, but more to make a point of the specialist skill set that our touch judges have.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

MM, I think you outlined my biggest problem which is the way this has been done. Coaches and players had concerns and this was pushed through quickly without consultation.

Personally, I know if there were major changes to my role without my consultation I would certainly be frustrated about it.

NRL refs are victims of dinosaur fans and gutter journalism

Thanks for sharing Rabbitz!

Elise Collier goes from cricket to shooting to Tokyo

Many thanks Elvis!

Elise Collier goes from cricket to shooting to Tokyo

Thanks Onside! I’ve been following Ashleigh and her art during lockdown – thanks for sharing!

Elise Collier goes from cricket to shooting to Tokyo

1.5 metres, it would be good to understand what you mean by ‘the greater good of the game’. If you check out AJ’s article from today: https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/04/21/as-todd-greenberg-exits-what-will-happen-next-for-the-nrl/ it sets out even more of what was achieved under Greenberg’s watch. What was lacking for you in his leadership?

Reflecting on the legacy of Todd Greenberg

I will be doing my best, Larry! I promise.

Georgie Rowe-ing her way to Tokyo

Thanks for the support, Ben! Much appreciated.

And completely agree that that crossover doesn’t always work exceptionally well. I guess Georgie had the advantage of being very successful in rowing surf boats (I probably didn’t do her justice in the article – she is a champion in rowing surf boats too!!)

Georgie Rowe-ing her way to Tokyo

Really appreciate the support! Thanks Hugh!

Claudia ringing the Bell for women's rugby

So happy to know your daughters are growing up in a different world than I did, DJ!

Claudia ringing the Bell for women's rugby

Thanks, Tom! It is definitely starting to happen and last year the Wallaroos played more Test matches than ever before… but we still have some work to do before it catches up to the 7s space!

Claudia ringing the Bell for women's rugby

Thank you for the support, Henry! So much appreciated!!

Where to next for women's cricket after the T20 World Cup?

I think we are already there!

Where to next for women's cricket after the T20 World Cup?

IAP, I think that’s unfair – matches broke records in almost every single place they went.

From memory, the first game between Australia and India had over 13,000 which was a new record set for a stand-alone women’s cricket event in Australia.

Where to next for women's cricket after the T20 World Cup?

What on earth has signaled to you that I am outraged?

When will players learn? Their behaviour impacts the bottom line

Trust me Jakeo… I am.

When will players learn? Their behaviour impacts the bottom line

They broke team protocol. End of story. It had nothing to do with a ‘mob mentality’.

When will players learn? Their behaviour impacts the bottom line

So as long as players win games they can do as they like off the field?

When will players learn? Their behaviour impacts the bottom line

Nick, are you heading to the game this week? If so, an update would be great!

Why I'm not sold on the Cowboys in 2020

James, that is a really interesting question and one I haven’t considered!

Why I'm not sold on the Cowboys in 2020