Warriors 1st Grader
- Sep 1, 2015
There was a top yawnion referee called Eddie Pennell, actually an ex first grade league player. He was very fit and missed nothing.But you have accurate when it was appropriate.
He earned the nickname Eddie Penalty.
As TV became more of a thing he got very unpopular with the administration.
His argument was I have to be fair to both sides, if I see a penalty I call it.
Who can argue with that?
Also, I have to add, that the top referees I knew like John Percival mainly ignored the biff. He allowed one square up and that was it.
He was also one of the first to start ignoring scrum penalties.
Otherwise John refereed to the book, a lovely guy.