General Simpkins Gets A "GRAND" Reward

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NRL referee Paul Simpkins has been handed the biggest game of his life, his first ever NRL Grand Final.

Simpkins was shown a vote of confidence by the NRL with his appointment to the penultimate week of the NRL calendar with Steven Clark, putting him in the Top 2 referees in the game. Both Simpkins and Clark had good games over the weekend, although their styles are contrasting.

However, it was generally expected that Steven Clark would get the nod, having been behind Tim Mander and along-side the man who's fallen from grace, Sean Hampstead, for the most part of 2005. Most fans felt Clark would get the nod, despite there being a number of controversies during the season involving Clark as the man in the middle. Simpkins was generally considered an outsider.

It hasn't turned out that way, and Simpkins rise to #1 NRL referee is now complete.
 

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warriors_ballboy_CEO said:
NRL referee Paul Simpkins has been handed the biggest game of his life, his first ever NRL Grand Final.

Simpkins was shown a vote of confidence by the NRL with his appointment to the penultimate week of the NRL calendar with Steven Clark, putting him in the Top 2 referees in the game. Both Simpkins and Clark had good games over the weekend, although their styles are contrasting.

However, it was generally expected that Steven Clark would get the nod, having been behind Tim Mander and along-side the man who's fallen from grace, Sean Hampstead, for the most part of 2005. Most fans felt Clark would get the nod, despite there being a number of controversies during the season involving Clark as the man in the middle. Simpkins was generally considered an outsider.

It hasn't turned out that way, and Simpkins rise to #1 NRL referee is now complete.

How has Sean Hampstead fallen from grace? Is there a particular reason?
 

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simpkins' miss of the high shot from civoniceva on sonny was appauling. the only reason he was put on report was because of the intervention of the video ref! lets all hope he has a better game and doesnt ruin the biggest game of the year.
 

sliphgrrl_old

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Jesbass said:
warriors_ballboy_CEO said:
NRL referee Paul Simpkins has been handed the biggest game of his life, his first ever NRL Grand Final.

Simpkins was shown a vote of confidence by the NRL with his appointment to the penultimate week of the NRL calendar with Steven Clark, putting him in the Top 2 referees in the game. Both Simpkins and Clark had good games over the weekend, although their styles are contrasting.

However, it was generally expected that Steven Clark would get the nod, having been behind Tim Mander and along-side the man who's fallen from grace, Sean Hampstead, for the most part of 2005. Most fans felt Clark would get the nod, despite there being a number of controversies during the season involving Clark as the man in the middle. Simpkins was generally considered an outsider.

It hasn't turned out that way, and Simpkins rise to #1 NRL referee is now complete.

How has Sean Hampstead fallen from grace? Is there a particular reason?

if you've seen any games he ref'ed this season, you'd know he's absolute shite. i've thought that for years now. he freqently makes poor calls or misses blatant fouls, and generally fails to maintain any sort of order. i'm glad he didn't get anywhere near the Grand Final this year.
 

Jesbass_old

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sliphgrrl said:
Jesbass said:
warriors_ballboy_CEO said:
NRL referee Paul Simpkins has been handed the biggest game of his life, his first ever NRL Grand Final.

Simpkins was shown a vote of confidence by the NRL with his appointment to the penultimate week of the NRL calendar with Steven Clark, putting him in the Top 2 referees in the game. Both Simpkins and Clark had good games over the weekend, although their styles are contrasting.

However, it was generally expected that Steven Clark would get the nod, having been behind Tim Mander and along-side the man who's fallen from grace, Sean Hampstead, for the most part of 2005. Most fans felt Clark would get the nod, despite there being a number of controversies during the season involving Clark as the man in the middle. Simpkins was generally considered an outsider.

It hasn't turned out that way, and Simpkins rise to #1 NRL referee is now complete.

How has Sean Hampstead fallen from grace? Is there a particular reason?

if you've seen any games he ref'ed this season, you'd know he's absolute shite. i've thought that for years now. he freqently makes poor calls or misses blatant fouls, and generally fails to maintain any sort of order. i'm glad he didn't get anywhere near the Grand Final this year.

Oh. I thought the article was insinuating he had got even worse! Lol!

At least he wasn't doing a Jadwat! :shock: (THe poor man - I really should let him be.)
 

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