Gorden Tallis’ NRL Rule Change After Field Goal Fiasco
When it comes down to the business end of a match and scores are tight, the pressure intensifies on the players and the referees when kicking a field goals becomes the top priority.
In back-to-back weeks, referees have made calls on off-side players charging down a field goal – one right, one wrong – so league legend Gorden Tallis has come up with a rule change to make it black and white for all involved.
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Gordie’s suggestion comes after the Titans were robbed of victory against the Parramatta Eels when the Eels player Shaun Lane charged down a field goal attempt by Titans half Tanah Boyd from an offside position with the Gold Coast down 25-24 late in the game.
NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley admitted the wrong call was made on Monday at his weekly media briefing.
“Last week I stood here and defended referees for making a strong call on players who were offside when there was a field goal attempted that would have determined the outcome of the game,” he said.