Rugby league: New Zealand Warriors lock Jazz Tevaga calls out controversial NRL refereeing


Because the Warriors season attracts close to a detailed, lock Jazz Tevaga has given an abrupt evaluation of refereeing within the NRL.

The Warriors have been eradicated from playoff rivalry final weekend with their loss to the Cronulla Sharks, ending what would have been a storybook run to the finals.

However in a season the place there have been so many obstacles to beat for the Warriors, Tevaga stated it wasn’t one thing that stopped when the gamers ran out onto the sphere.

The Warriors have been on the fallacious facet of some poor calls this season, a few of which proved expensive of their run to the playoffs.

Tevaga was on the centre of 1 incident, the place he was controversially despatched to the sin bin within the Warriors loss to the Parramatta Eels two weeks in the past in spherical 17. The Eels scored two tries within the 10 minutes he was off the park, and beat the Warriors 24-18.

After the Warriors’ 16-12 loss to the Gold Coast Titans in spherical 9, interim head coach Todd Payten was formally knowledgeable that 4 choices made in opposition to his facet within the sport have been incorrect, together with a disallowed attempt to mortgage prop Jack Hetherington.

Payten has been outspoken concerning the poor refereeing within the competitors throughout the season, going so far as to say he is embarrassed for the game as, even with loads of expertise at their disposal, there are nonetheless loads of incorrect calls being made.

Jazz Tevaga has had a strong campaign at lock for the Warriors. Photo / Getty Images
Jazz Tevaga has had a powerful marketing campaign at lock for the Warriors. Picture / Getty Photos

Tevaga added his ideas on the state of affairs this week, and stated it at all times felt just like the referees have been in opposition to the Warriors.

“It looks like it is at all times the case with us; to me, it looks like 13 v 14 at all times. Usual story, we have simply received to get on with it,” Tevaga stated.

“There’s nothing we are able to do. We will not change the previous.”

The Warriors will play their penultimate sport of the 2020 season on Sunday in opposition to the Canberra Raiders, who’re assured a spot within the playoffs however can nonetheless make a push for a spot within the prime 4.

However whereas the Warriors facet who’ve been primarily based in Australia since late Could can now depend down the times till they’re in a position to return house to New Zealand, Tevaga was assured there could be no complacency of their remaining performances as they nonetheless had loads to play for.

Jazz Tevaga in possession. photo / Photosport
Jazz Tevaga in possession. picture / Photosport

“We have now to play for one another nonetheless. You’ll be able to lose careers over these sorts of video games and never placing within the effort.

“I believe everybody goes to be taking part in exhausting, particularly for Tom Ale. He is well-deserving of his debut and I am certain all of the boys will likely be raring to go for that one.”

Warriors: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Adam Pompey, Adam Keighran, Peta Hiku, Hayze Perham, Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Lachlan Burr, Karl Lawton, Isaiah Papali’i, Jack Murchie, Tohu Harris, Jazz Tevaga. Interchange: Wayde Egan, Adam Blair, Tom Ale, Josh Curran, Paul Turner, Gerard Beale (two to be omitted).



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