Sometimes it amazing how thoughts can often come to you, when you least expect it. Robert Finch, the referees coach, appears to be a National Park, a protected species.
It would appear that the more he is criticised on the performance on his match officials, the safer he is. I can't figure that one out. If a player had as many negative headlines as Finch's team, they would have been stood down for bringing the game into disrepute. But Finch soldiers on, without any fear of consequence, but lots of talk of key indicators and other garbage.
Gordon Tallis writes of refs again in his new.ltd column and states that Robert Finch has been around the game for a long time and should know that a 110kg forward can not simply disappear from a tackle and play the ball. I don't think that Finch would have known about Key Performance Indicators when he played, yet this is how he is managing the match officials of today.
Protected species are not good for our game, and it is about time that someone was held accountable for the ongoing inconsistent performance from our whistle blowers.