There are still a number of games in the NRL in which a referee is still working for the club that fielded the player that scored the try.
In 2015, the Bulldogs’ Craig Bellamy was sent off against the Knights, a game in which he was involved in a controversial tackle on forward Tom Trbojevic.
It was the last refereeing controversy for Bellamy and the Bulldogs.
“He was in the box, so we weren’t able to call a penalty.
We didn’t know whether he had been tackled, or if he had a tackle on him,” Bulldogs coach Justin Leppitsch said.
“Craig Bellamy had the opportunity to play his final game in the Bulldogs colours, and he decided to retire, with a huge thank you to the game and the game, and the players.”
When he retired, we got a massive thank you from him for that. “
This was his last game in Origin, and I think he was the one that tipped off the game that he was going to retire.”
When he retired, we got a massive thank you from him for that.
He was a fantastic player and a great referee, and we’ve all been lucky enough to work with him.
“It’s been a busy few years for the NRL referee.
Last year, the NRL announced that it was awarding a $2 million contract to a referee from South Sydney to replace the retiring Mark Ryan.
The same year, former New Zealand Warriors referee Scott Mitchell became the new referee for the Sydney Roosters, while former Western Bulldogs and Storm referees Tom O’Connor and Stephen Moore are the new referees for the Canberra Raiders.
Last year, NRL referees Steve Dickson and Chris O’Leary retired, and former Queensland and Australian Rugby League referee Scott Maitland will be retiring from refereeing in 2021.
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