McManus is right on refs

I agree with Saints chairman Eamonn McManus and his comments on video referees. He is right, it is damaging the televised version of the game, as is ‘miked-up’ refs “MOOOOOOVE” non-stop for 80 minutes.

Referees may like to concentrate on getting the players to play the ball properly and at least pack down a bit. Sky TV’s version of rugby league, with the BBC fast catching up, is for me very poorly presented with far too many past player and current player pundits.

It’s just not a good watch anymore. I have been considering ending my Sky agreement for a while. Maybe this will be the last season I’ll pay up.

Steve Taylor

St Helens