Quote from Greg McCallum.
"We have now fully evaluated the first section of matches and,
quite clearly, there is a major problem with the play-the-ball,"
"I shall be reminding all players and clubs that the responsibility
for playing the ball properly remains with the ball carrier and we
refuse to compromise on the progress we have made in this
country over the last two years by diluting what has been
required of us by the International Board.
"I am placing everybody in the competition from both the
Australian and European Super Leagues on warning.
"I shall be charging the referees to operate the laws on
play-the-ball diligently and, if that means they have to deal with
persistent offenders by sending them to the sin bin, then that
will be done.
"We have worked very hard in the European Super League to
ensure that the play-the-ball operation is well supervised so that
the spectators are able to see rugby league played to the highest
Let's hope this means that coaches and players will have no reason to
moan for telling the truth publically. (eg Crooks and Elliot)
Now all we need is the refs to punnish lying on, interferacnce and high
tackles and the Aus teams will be playing the real rules.
Mind you the ESL sides in Aus also need to play to the Aus interpretation
of the rules. This should never have happened though. We are all SL
and play under the same rules. Our Refs and controllers should make sure
that the rules are obeyed. Simple as that.
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