McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by WiganRLf » Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00


It appears UK controller of refs Greg McCallum has issued a directive to
refs to make sure the ptb is correctly executed.

Anyone getting it wrong presistantly will be sin-binned.

Hes also fed up with Bulls coach Elliot for having a go at ref Cambell BUT
agrees refs should be professional.

Well, I wonder if the refs down under are bound by his directive on the
PTB or will we see all the ASL sides in the UK with men in the sin-bin and
all the ASL sides down under playing as normal?

Could be a right*** up if our lot decide to copy the Aussie sides and
hold down a bit more and play the ball while getting up etc only to find
themselves being stuck in the sin-bin!!!

Dave

Wigan RLFC - Simply THE Best.

 
 
 

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Paul Matthe » Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>It appears UK controller of refs Greg McCallum has issued a directive to
>refs to make sure the ptb is correctly executed.

>Anyone getting it wrong presistantly will be sin-binned.

>Hes also fed up with Bulls coach Elliot for having a go at ref Cambell BUT
>agrees refs should be professional.

>Well, I wonder if the refs down under are bound by his directive on the
>PTB or will we see all the ASL sides in the UK with men in the sin-bin and
>all the ASL sides down under playing as normal?

>Could be a right*** up if our lot decide to copy the Aussie sides and
>hold down a bit more and play the ball while getting up etc only to find
>themselves being stuck in the sin-bin!!!

Isn't this something that should have been decided BEFORE the tournamwnt
started?

Paul Matthews
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McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>>It appears UK controller of refs Greg McCallum has issued a directive to
>>refs to make sure the ptb is correctly executed.

>>Anyone getting it wrong presistantly will be sin-binned.

>>Hes also fed up with Bulls coach Elliot for having a go at ref Cambell BUT
>>agrees refs should be professional.

>>Well, I wonder if the refs down under are bound by his directive on the
>>PTB or will we see all the ASL sides in the UK with men in the sin-bin and
>>all the ASL sides down under playing as normal?

>>Could be a right*** up if our lot decide to copy the Aussie sides and
>>hold down a bit more and play the ball while getting up etc only to find
>>themselves being stuck in the sin-bin!!!

>Isn't this something that should have been decided BEFORE the tournamwnt
>started?

Yup, but as usual we have to have the usual moanings from coaches and
fans about the discrepancies in the rules first. I keep hearing that all
the teams are playing to "International rules" whatever these may be.
The only thing that both sides agree to is 4 subs and 6 interchanges!
Other than this each competition can do what they like.

--
Lloyd


 
 
 

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Mr P Halliwel » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

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,"
said McCallum.

"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
possible standard."

-

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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McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by WiganRLf » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
(Paul Matthews) writes:
>>Could be a right*** up if our lot decide to copy the Aussie sides and
>>hold down a bit more and play the ball while getting up etc only to find
>>themselves being stuck in the sin-bin!!!

>Isn't this something that should have been decided BEFORE the tournamwnt
>started?

My thoughts exactly.  I don't know what to expect in the next round.

Any UK club (playing in the next UK based round) I would have thought
would, on reading McCallums statement, carry on with how we correctly
execute the PTB BUT they must have doubts that it is going to be enfroced.

As for the sides down under, I just can't see it being enforced by the
Aussie refs at all.  It still leaves them with a doubt though, will the
directive apply or not?

Does anyone know if McCallum is "chief" ref for the entire WCC comp?

Dave

Wigan RLFC - Simply THE Best.

 
 
 

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Andrew Lon » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

There's no excuse for not punishing the GBH which occured in the
Bradford game. Putting players on report is a cop-out and should be done
away with.

Are the refs too scared, blind or what ?

Although Union does go over the top about the odd punch - they at least
penalise the player (in most cases) rather than turning a blind eye.

How long before someone gets seriously injured and a criminal case is
taken out against a player for GBH/*** ?? Elliott must be feeling
that is the only way to get action taken.

 
 
 

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Piem » Sat, 14 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>There's no excuse for not punishing the GBH which occured in the
>Bradford game. Putting players on report is a cop-out and should be done
>away with.
>Are the refs too scared, blind or what ?
>Although Union does go over the top about the odd punch - they at least
>penalise the player (in most cases) rather than turning a blind eye.
>How long before someone gets seriously injured and a criminal case is
>taken out against a player for GBH/*** ?? Elliott must be feeling
>that is the only way to get action taken.

Did anybody here the interview with Betts on Friday night, Apparentley
the directive "Down Under" is its ok as long as you motion to play the
ball.
Although most of our teams need all the help they can get, it is a
tadfge unfair on the Aussies to expect them to toe the line now, what
the answer is I don't know.

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McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by Piem » Sun, 15 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>There's no excuse for not punishing the GBH which occured in the
>Bradford game. Putting players on report is a cop-out and should be done
>away with.
>Are the refs too scared, blind or what ?
>Although Union does go over the top about the odd punch - they at least
>penalise the player (in most cases) rather than turning a blind eye.
>How long before someone gets seriously injured and a criminal case is
>taken out against a player for GBH/*** ?? Elliott must be feeling
>that is the only way to get action taken.

Did anybody here the interview with Betts on Friday night, Apparentley
the directive "Down Under" is its ok as long as you motion to play the
ball.
Although most of our teams need all the help they can get, it is a
tadfge unfair on the Aussies to expect them to toe the line now, what
the answer is I don't know.

PIEMAN
http://freespace.***.net/evans.g/pieman
"A man without a woman, is like a neck without a pain

 
 
 

McCallum warns clubs over PTB in WCC

Post by WiganRLf » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
(Paul Matthews) writes:
>I can sympathise a touch, but the rules is rules. Particularly the ***
>high tackles we are seeing. The other side is we are used to playing the
>ball properly, and the tiny fraction extra time that gives a defence. I't
>hardly fair to expect us to change now is it?

No its not but they have ended up with a right mess.  Maybe we should have
left the PTB alone and then we might be playing the same interpretation of
 rules.  

Actually I think the principle of correctly playing the ball is the right
way but the fact the Aussie SL have not been made to follow suit before
now is a shambles.

The high tackles ought to be dealt with not only on the fild but with
proper bans.  Whats all this one match ***about?

Dave

Wigan RLFC - Simply THE Best.