Soward has suggested a tongue-in-cheek solution to the NRL’s timekeeping woes after yet another mix-up during Sunday’s Panthers-Sea Eagles clash.
After yet another timekeeping error in Manly’s win over Penrith on Sunday, Jamie Soward has suggested a golf-inspired solution to fix the NRL’s woes.
The Panthers were left seething after the timekeeper failed to hear referee Matt Cecchin call time-off Tom Symonds’ match-winning try due to crowd noise.
The timekeeper could not see Cecchin due to the celebrating Sea Eagles fans in front of the box in which the official was stationed.
Soward was visibly furious with the situation at full-time, but 48 hours later he gave a tongue-in-cheek solution the prevent the incident occuring again.
“I think they (the NRL) are already talking about fixing it up, they are going to get those little people at the golf with the `shoosh’ signs,” Soward said.
“That should help us next time when we’re in a tight game like that.
“The refs will then be able to hear and 18,000 fans would have to be quiet.
“They can make a call and say `quiet please’ and that way we won’t lose 50 seconds off the clock.”