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GAME ON : Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons - 19:45:00

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Great win for Catalan!
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Great win for Catalan!

Disgusting day for RL, catalan players constantly fiening injuries to stop play in the second half, played the ref and he fell for it. If this is the way RL is going you can stick it.
Posted by The Ghost of '99 on Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 pm
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Disgusting day for RL, catalan players constantly fiening injuries to stop play in the second half, played the ref and he fell for it. If this is the way RL is going you can stick it.

Agreed - in all other scenarios the Catalan win - which was fully deserved in every other respect - should be the big talking point out of this but the second half gamesmanship was disgraceful. I've never seen anything like that before - RL players just don't behave like that.

As I said on SS though not sure what the referee can do as it's not really legislated for - if a different Catalan player goes down after every tackle what can he do? He has no evidence they are individually cheating in any one case, just very strong likelihood that they all are.
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Best team won, no complaints about the loss but Catalan were an absolute disgrace in the last 10-15 minutes, players feigning injury until ref stops play then getting up and sprinting back in the line, the yhing is they had leeds well and truly beat in that second half and didn’t need to do it, not the refs fault either, he could have maybe stopped the clock a bit quicker but the players really need to have a look st themselves and decide if this is what they want from the game because its not what the spectators want to see that’s for sure.

Again this is not a complaint about Leeds losing I would have said the same if we had won.
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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
Agreed - in all other scenarios the Catalan win - which was fully deserved in every other respect - should be the big talking point out of this but the second half gamesmanship was disgraceful. I've never seen anything like that before - RL players just don't behave like that.

As I said on SS though not sure what the referee can do as it's not really legislated for - if a different Catalan player goes down after every tackle what can he do? He has no evidence they are individually cheating in any one case, just very strong likelihood that they all are.


I think they did it 3 or maybe 4 times in one exit set, every time the player got up fine after the clock stopped.
Posted by The Magic Rat on Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:34 pm
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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
Agreed - in all other scenarios the Catalan win - which was fully deserved in every other respect - should be the big talking point out of this but the second half gamesmanship was disgraceful. I've never seen anything like that before - RL players just don't behave like that.

As I said on SS though not sure what the referee can do as it's not really legislated for - if a different Catalan player goes down after every tackle what can he do? He has no evidence they are individually cheating in any one case, just very strong likelihood that they all are.
You are correct that it is hard to prove if a player is feigning injury, but there is not always a reason to stop the game. If a player in possession was injured a teammate would play the ball for him and the game would continue. The cheats would soon be back on their feet if that was the case.Tonight it was constantly stopped for players claiming injury, in some cases they were not in a place on the field that was effecting play. If something is not done fans will vote with their feet.
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You are correct that it is hard to prove if a player is feigning injury, but there is not always a reason to stop the game. If a player in possession was injured a teammate would play the ball for him and the game would continue. The cheats would soon be back on their feet if that was the case.Tonight it was constantly stopped for players claiming injury, in some cases they were not in a place on the field that was effecting play. If something is not done fans will vote with their feet.


2 really stood out for me. 1st, Catalans on the attack in leeds half, cats player gets tackled puts the ball down stays on the floor, ref does stop the clock after about 30seconds, cats physio runs on to check player, player gets up and sprints back into the attacking line, now thankfully the ref calls him back to play the ball but he wasn’t injured and just let go of the ball, case for a knock on?

2nd was ridiculous, yaha blatently holds briscoe down 2 metres from the try line after a break, yellow card (quite rightly) clock not stopped so yaha starts limping off, ref stops clock, yaha sprints to the dugout.

It needs sorting out
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rollin thunder wrote:
Disgusting day for RL, catalan players constantly fiening injuries to stop play in the second half, played the ref and he fell for it. If this is the way RL is going you can stick it.


Not as disgusting as Leeds fans throwing pints at Catalan players and giving abuse to referees a few metres away.

Every team feigns injury to some extent (some more so than others) so it’s hardly a ‘disgusting day for RL’. Leeds players have done it in the past as well. Players do need to stop doing it though and it’s hardly the refs fault, what are they supposed to do?
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AS108 wrote:
Every team feigns injury to some extent (some more so than others) so it’s hardly a ‘disgusting day for RL’. Leeds players have done it in the past as well. Players do need to stop doing it though and it’s hardly the refs fault, what are they supposed to do?
Did you see today's game?
I've seen hundreds if not thousands of games of RL over decades and I've never seen anything like what happened tonight. It didn't win or lose anyone the game, it was just embarrassing for the players who were doing it.
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