Coach Trent Robinson has taken goal on the officiating of the Sydney Roosters’ loss to Manly and praised his aspect for not being deterred by what he believed had been poor refereeing selections.
Chief amongst Robinson’s grievances was a 6-0 penalty rely within the second half of the Sea Eagles’ 18-16 win at Brookvale Oval, with the house aspect additionally awarded the one set restart after halftime on Sunday.
The penalty rely completed 8-3 in Manly’s favour and the set-restart rely 3-0.
4 of the Sea Eagles’ second-half penalties had been for harmful tackles, whereas the Roosters had been additionally twice penalised for a participant being offside downtown, a uncommon penalty awarded to a participant making an attempt to realize an excessive amount of of a head begin on their kick chase.
“We weren’t going to get something tonight,” Robinson stated.
“You can see that there was not going to be any name or any help there. I believe it was 7-0, the penalties and sixes once more within the second half.
“So we had been simply going to spend time on our goal-line defending. We weren’t going to get something coming off our line.
“They had been clearly the proper crew in that second half.”
Robinson additionally questioned why referee Ben Cummins dominated Corey Allan had thrown a ahead move to Daniel Tupou within the remaining 5 minutes when contact decide Casey Badger, nearer to the play, had deemed the ball authorized.
Down by two factors, the Roosters had been streaking down the left edge when the ahead move was blown, ending the attacking raid.
“Casey, the contact decide, did not name it. She saved going, stated it was high quality.” Robinson stated.
“Ben known as it from a poor angle. He known as it ahead however the contact decide, who was proper in line, did not name it.”
Robinson additionally accused Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans of a “ball-plant”, an unlawful transfer the place a participant locations the ball down earlier than regathering their footing for a play-the-ball.
“They went on to attain a strive. They modified the rule in the beginning of the 12 months,” Robinson stated.
“That is why I felt like we had been superior.
“I felt just like the boys saved dusting themselves off and saved attacking once more and defending what they needed to defend. However ultimately we weren’t ok.”
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