News | Rugby League
22 Sep 2017 16:17
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Sharks' Maloney refuses to blame NRL refs

    Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney is refusing to blame the referees for his side's NRL finals loss to North Queensland.

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    James Maloney has refused to point the finger at the officials after Cronulla's elimination from the NRL finals by North Queensland amid a whirlwind of referee blaming.

    Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has been fined $30,000 by the NRL over his a withering spray of referees Ashley Klein and Gavin Badger after they had been knocked out on Sunday by a gutsy Cowboys.

    Incensed by what he claimed was a series of incorrect, game-altering decisions - including Maloney's first-half sin-binning for a professional foul - Flanagan described the officials as "disgraceful".

    Asked whether his sin-binning and other calls had cost his side the game, Maloney said: "No, we still should have won the game if we did things a bit differently. That's the way it is."

    Cronulla's relationship with Rugby League HQ was fractured further after Flanagan again unloaded in a video on the club's website in which he described calls against his side as "horrendous". And, an article posted by club officials blamed referees for dwindling crowds.

    NRL CEO Todd Greenberg on Monday drew a line in the sand, slugging Flanagan and Manly coach Trent Barrett with breach notices and telling them to "grow up".

    The Sharks and Sea Eagles ($20,000) have five working days to make submissions and appeal for reductions in the severity of the fines.

    Maloney said he refused to blame the referees and pointed out Cronulla still had a chance to snatch victory deep into extra time.

    The Sharks had a number of attacking opportunities in the dying stages but were cruelled by several costly errors, including Andrew Fifita running across field and throwing a loose pass which turned over possession in their final set of six.

    Maloney said they should have taken advantage of those opportunities and closed out the game.

    "We probably should have won the game regardless of what went on," Maloney told AAP.

    "You deal with it, move on. There are a couple of things we should have done better."


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Rugby League News
     22 Sep: Guerra's brush of NRL fate with Cowboys
     22 Sep: Napa: stop Taumalolo and stop the Cowboys
     22 Sep: Brisbane's Pangai no Taumalolo: McGuire
     21 Sep: The heavyweight trio dominating the NRL
     21 Sep: How Green turned Tamaulolo's NRL career
     21 Sep: NRL finals week three preview panel
     21 Sep: No celebrations for Addo-Carr at Melbourne
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    NZ Rugby prepared to help Japan host RWC More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Fuel rations relaxed at Auckland Airport More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Leonardo DiCaprio has awarded $20 million in grants through his environmental foundation 16:04

    Entertainment:
    Emma Stone "loved" gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes' 15:34

    Law and Order:
    Hostage jumps from car to escape 15:27

    Entertainment:
    Serena Williams hopes her daughter will be courageous 15:04

    Law and Order:
    Man arrested in Raupunga 14:57

    Entertainment:
    Ariel Winter's estranged mother wants to reconcile with her daughter 14:34

    International:
    Germany election: As Angela Merkel seeks a new term, here's what you need to know 14:17

    Business:
    Fuel rations relaxed at Auckland Airport 14:07

    Law and Order:
    Inmate tries to get drugs through mail 14:07

    Entertainment:
    Yolanda Hadid "always knew" her daughter Gigi would be a star 14:04


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd