Club out for assurances blunders will not happen again to any side.
North Queensland Cowboys CEO Peter Jourdain met with NRL boss Dave Smith to officially express his concern about the standard of offcials employed by the code.
Jourdain’s concern comes after the Cowboys were dumped out of the finals for the second year in a row, in part, due to blunders made by referees.
In 2013, North Queensland had their season ended by the Cronulla Sharks in part due to a try in the eight minute to centre Beau Ryan which was scored on the seventh tackle.
The Cowboys leader admitted that while there was no chance of the NRL replaying the game or changing the results, in spite of an online petition with more than 20,000 signatures, said he had been told by Smith that appropriate action will be taken.
“Incorrect decisions that seriously affect the outcome of a game must be avoided given the enormous impact they can have on a club and the code overall,” Jourdain said.
“I commend our players for their tremendous efforts throughout the season and again on Saturday night when they were challenged in many ways.
“We will now be turning our focus to the 2014 season when we again expect to be fighting for the premiership.”
Last year the Cowboys had their premiership dreams ended after the Manly Sea Eagles beat then thanks to in part a knock-on from Kieran Foran being missed before a crucial try was scored.
The loss was a bitter pill to swallow for Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston, who lashed out at the NRL claiming they favored Sydney-based teams in the finals due to Queensland’s recent dominance in the State of Origin.