What an absolutely low, dog act to say such a thing. He is a Lawyer FFS, how does mistakes in 2012 and 2017 constitute a pattern of mental illness.
I am a critic of a lot of NRL policy but their attitude towards Mental Health, particularly suicide has been laudable. That affected a lot of young Polynesian players, not least Tongan ones.
The game was lost, deal with it. Sport is full of teams that should have won and didn't. Blaming the Ref is a cop out. what about passing off the ground and dropping the ball, let alone Fifita's loose carry. Something he has a history of, didn't that contribute.? Archer has come out and said it was the correct decision. No good lashing out when things go against your team. Supporters of every team think the Refs are against their team.
I agree it should have been referred, that does not guarantee it would have been awarded, in fact the opposite, it would have been referred as a no try. I reckon there is no real evidence to reverse the on field decision. It is a tough one as the same maybe could be said if referred as a try.
A mistake was made in not referring the incident, true. Does that guarantee the result would have changed, false. Time to take a cement pill and move on.