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NRL refs dropped over Warriors calls

July 30, 2019 10:11 am
Gerard Beale reacts after his try is disallowed [Source: RNZ]

The NRL has admitted the referees made “serious errors” in the Warriors loss to Parramatta at the weekend.

Warriors fans have been left angered, and several pundits dumbfounded, by a number of controversial calls in the 24-22 defeat to the Eels in Sydney on Saturday.

As well as admitting major mistakes were made, the NRL has dropped four officials who were involved in the match for this week’s round of games.

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Chris Sutton, brother of NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton, assistant referee Chris Butler and touch judges Clayton Sharpe and Adam Cassidy will all be sent back to reserve grade after a string of incorrect calls left the game red-faced yesterday.

The NRL would be open to looking at the ball-tracking technology used in cricket and tennis when it came to making decisions on forward passes.

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