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globalrugbyleague - Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:16:00 GMT
The two-referee system has been given the thumbs up after
its first test run in Saturday’s NRL
trial game between Canberra and Cronulla at Seiffert Oval.

Playing in humid conditions before a large crowd of sweat
addicted footyheads, it was the Raiders
day of reckoning after overcoming an 8-0 deficit at the first break to
eventually charge home for an emphatic 32-12 win.

Both Jarred Maxwell and Gavin Badger formed a coherent
referee tag team to aid in monitoring the play the ball and the 10m rule.

The new two-referee system ran as smoothly as a quiet
electric hybrid car and received good marks from Canberra coach David Furner.

“It’s early days but the pleasing thing from the trial
was the two referees wasn’t noticed" Furner noted.

“The speed of the game was good and the ruck was cleared
pretty quickly, which is what we all want.”

Only one major injury occurred when Raiders prop forward CV Lasscock had to be assisted from the field after picking up a dislocated knee in the opening quarter.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald when asked about “getting
one up on his old teammate”, Sharks coach Ricky Stuart replied:

“It is only a trial

"It would be nice to be in a situation to take a
proper two points."

Sharks fans looking for victorious revenge over Canberra
will have to wait until they meet again in round 5 at Toyota Park.

Canberra
32 (J
McCrone 2, J Stuart 2, A Edwards, Brad Cross, D Vidot, N Skinner tries) Cronulla 12 (J Mannah, T Caine, P Latu
tries) - Read More, Here