Why count on Knox? Trinity could beat Barker yetMy heart goes out to the waverley boys.. That ref could of well and truly cost waverley there season.what they need is to beat barker and for Knox to do the same thing as last year by spoiling barkers chances in the last round for there to be split premiers
Look, I think the CAS forwards chosen were the best available, The fact is that some years are stronger than others and this year isn't looking like a particularly great vintage. I don't mean that as any criticism of the effort the boys put in and it's not a moral statement - it's just that, to my eye, this year's best XV is of a slightly lower standard than those of the last couple of years.
Knox 31 def Waverley 29
Sad to say but I need to get it off my chest.
I can't recall a worse refereeing performance in several years of watching CAS games. From about 20 mins to go when Waves were up 4 tries to 1 the game turned. It was unfortunately like Waverley were playing 16 instead of 15.
The Waverley 9 (Naryan) asked the ref after the game why he was sent off? answer: My Mistake but nothing I can do about it now.
The Waverley 8 (Powter) scored the match winner and had it reversed as held up. He is adamant that he got it down but by the time the ref got there it was off the ground again.
Several times Waverley players were tackled and held up and Knox were awarded penalties. Waverley did the same but never received a penalty.
The sheer lack of consistency was the main issue.
I have never seen the Waverley coaches talk to the refs after a game other than the usual handshake and good game comment. Today both coaches spent 10 mins on the field after the game. I guess trying to understand the refs thinking.
The Waverley Captain (2) Koutsoukis gave a wonderful speech at the after match function. Very good sportsmanship to not even hint and the poor refereeing. Well done to him.
Waverley should hold there heads up, clearly the better team today, unfortunately the scoreboard wont reflect this. Like someone above has said already, this was another heartbreaking way for Waverley to be beaten.
Some beaut tries by Waverley backs - one almost the length of the field.
One in first half went through about seven hands before Murphy went over. Hope he is ok for CAS. He went off with a knee injury.