World News – AU – NRL world explodes as Andrew Johns says bunker officials ‘don’t know the rules’


It wouldn’t be an NRL grand finale without controversy and a dirty Andrew Johns has accused officials of not knowing the rules

LNR: No obstruction call leaves commentators stunned as Panthers cross for first down

Rugby league’s Immortal Andrew Johns saved the bunker after Brian To’o scored the Penrith Panthers’ first try of the Grand Final – but luckily it didn’t cost Melbourne

Cameron Smith led the Storm to another prime ministerial post as Craig Bellamy’s men held on for a 26-20 victory in Sydney on Sunday night

Low 26-0 in the 52nd minute, the Panthers appeared to have finally scored their first try when the lock Isaah Yeo kicked off a wide kick with To’o putting the ball into the corner

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With the grounding correct, the obstruction rule was once again examined under the microscope In a season where the referees and the bunker were hammered on their interpretation of the rule, it appeared that Yeo had ran behind a decoy runner before kicking

« Isaah Yeo kicked the ball not clearly outside the – sorry, inside the defender, and didn’t put the defense at a disadvantage, playing so far, » he said.

Johns erupted after the decision to award a try, claiming Yeo clearly gained an unfair advantage by running behind a teammate

« Well, they don’t know the rules. They don’t know the structure of the game, » blasted Johns

« They don’t understand what’s going on with putting a question mark to the defense, the defense solves it

Johns was still furious when Nathan Cleary started the conversion to take the score to 26-6 with 27 minutes remaining

« When Isaah Yeo takes the ball there are a few options One is to run, the other to play the short ball, the other to play from the back He put this problem to the Storm defense and they fixed the problem, so he double dips and runs behind his own player

« Anyone who knows the game knows you can’t do this. You can’t run behind any of your own players and enjoy »

« He’s got a bad rule He’s got a bad rule, » Gould added « The bunker is wrong because Yeo clearly ran behind Capewell He knows he’s running behind Capewell That’s why he threw him He knew that he was going to be penalized « 

Johns was not alone in his fury, with a vision of Bellamy exploding in the coaches box showing that the Melbourne Storm coach was also not happy with the decision

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I’m not the type to hammer the refs / bunker because I think they do well more often than people recognize and often people don’t know the rules, but that was the worst call the bunker ever made It was such a clear obstruction you’ll ever see #nrl

Maybe the bunker manages Penrith in the game Probably a question for Ivan #NRL

It’s a bunker shock Clearly on the outside shoulder Plus, no field test means any benefit of the doubt goes to defenders

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World News – UA – NRL World Enters eruption as Andrew Johns says bunker officials « don » I know the rules



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