Barrett to broach NRL over Canines’ penalty woes

Trent Barrett says he’ll strategy the NRL after his Bulldogs had been handed quite a lot of penalties and six-again calls of their season-opening loss to Newcastle.

Barrett’s males had been dispatched 32-16 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night time, with the Knights additionally overwhelming victors within the penalty rely (5-0) and the six-again rely (5-3).

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Whereas admitting his facet was well-beaten on the night time, Barrett pointed to a late incident involving an tried strive from Sione Katoa as a major instance of his argument.

“I believe we had 13 penalties and six-to-goes in opposition to, to 3 six-to-goes that we received within the final 10 minutes,” Barrett mentioned after the sport.

“In the event you’re getting that sheer weight of possession, plus we’re not defending them, you get scorelines like that. In the event you save two of these tries you then’re there within the eightieth minute to win it.

“I must get a little bit of readability on the six-to-goes as a result of we received pumped. I will discover out about that and the penalties… I’ve received to watch out there (talking about it) however I’ve received to ask the query as a result of it put us beneath huge stress.

“Even the final one there when Sione (Katoa) received the ball punched out of his hand, is {that a} unfastened carry each time? I do not know.

“There was just a few. However that is not an excuse as a result of the ref did not drop the ball 10 instances coming off his personal finish.”

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