RL Today: Powell argues for rule change & Sinfield reflects on debut

Daryl Powell video referee

Daryl Powell argues for video referee rule change

Warrington Head Coach Daryl Powell has said it is time to change the on-field call to assist the video referee. (Manchester Evening News).

Powell told Manchester Evening News: “If you look at what they’re doing in Australia, the referee either gives or disallows the try and then the video referee confirms it or asks to have a look at it.”

Former Cronulla & London full-back hospitalised

Former Cronulla and London Broncos full-back Nathan Stapleton has been hospitalised after fracturing his neck playing rugby union.

After the incident, his club Boorowa Rugby Club posted on Facebook: “During our game last Saturday at West Wyalong, Goldies Men’s player Nathan Stapleton suffered a significant injury during the second half which led to the match being abandoned.

“Unfortunately during contact, Nathan fractured his neck and injured his spinal cord, requiring significant medical assistance. Through an incredible effort from members of each club, Nathan was given first aid until paramedics could arrive.”

Jack Sinfield reacts to Leeds debut

Leeds youngster Jack Sinfield has spoken to Daily Mirror about making his Leeds debut on Monday.

He told Daily Mirror: “It (debut) all still feels just a bit surreal really. I can’t really believe it’s happened. I’m a bit sore but just glad I got the first one out of the way. Hopefully I’m not as nervous next time.”

Harry Rushton set for NRL debut

Former Wigan youngster Harry Rushton is set to make his NRL debut with Canberra Raiders this weekend against Penrith.

Read MoreFormer Wigan youngster Harry Rushton set for NRL debut

Jack Welsby leading assists chart

After the latest rounds, St Helens full-back Jack Welsby is leading the way in try assists in Super League.  He assisted four tries over the busy Easter weekend against Wigan and Huddersfield.

Super League stats: Jack Welsby leading try assists alongside Connor

An Alternative Easter schedule

Following from the busy Easter weekend, we take a look at how the schedule could change to avoid such quick turnarounds.

Super League: An alternative to the Easter schedule

Birthdays

Former St Helens and Bradford forward Bernard Dwyer turns 55 today. (20th April).

Also celebrating; former Italy international David Riolo (50), Tonga international Michael Jennings (34) and York half-back Liam Harris (25).

Trivia

Harry Rushton made his Wigan debut against St Helens in 2020.

Read More: Castleford youngster signs new deal

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2 Comments

  1. Video referee Rule change,Yes I agree,needs sorting,Get Steve Ganson to explain,why refs are so poor,and get them more accountable,get them to the screen after games,with the coaches to explain decisions,But he wont.Game is being ruined by Poor Refereeing every week.needs Sorting

  2. Referees are human and make mistakes. They should be allowed say “l didn’t see that, can someone else help me to determine exactly what happened here”? Why oh why do we give the attacking team the benefit of doubt? Does the defending team not have a right to equal treatment? Get rid of the guesswork like Daryl Powell says, we are doing a great disservice to the game.

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