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No plans for golden-point overhaul: NRL

  • No plans for golden-point overhaul: NRL

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Darcy Lussick of the Eagles is tackled during the round 23 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Rival coaches Des Hasler and Trent Barrett have called for an NRL review of golden point after Canterbury's controversial extra-time win over Manly.

The Sea Eagles' season was ended by a 89th minute Josh Reynolds try after a scrappy period of golden point in which both sides missed a plethora of field goals.

Both Hasler and Barrett freely admitted their teams were offside throughout the extra-time period.

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"There have been a lot of comments about golden point lately, and that wasn't going to be won on a field goal. They could have blown a penalty at any time," Hasler said after his team's 20-16 victory that keeps them safe inside the top four.

"I think it (golden point) will be reviewed during the off season."

The NRL have already moved to replace golden point with 10 minutes of extra time during this season's finals series.

Barrett agreed with Hasler that the current golden point format during the regular season needed to be looked at too.

"I hope they do because it is a lottery in the end," Barrett said

"We were having potshots and they were having potshots. The referees are not game to blow the whistle and I understand that, they are under a lot of pressure.

"But they do need to have a look at it."

Manly playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans said he wouldn't mind if golden point was scrapped.

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