I believe that’s the new rules, isn’t it? No stopping untill the trainer signals it’s bad enough to stop or some shit.
pretty sure the trainer is signalling to the sideline for assistance just before the camera pans away to follow the play. Not sure if he was also calling tonthe ref for her to stop the game.
The trainer being in orange wouldn’t have helped matters either I guess as he would have blended in with the Easts players. The ref was not far when the incident occurrred, it showed a real lack of feel or understanding for the situation for mine.
I can't say too much, but I was at the game in an official capacity. Can confirm it was played to the letter of the new rules which are being trialled until Round 6 (as with the 20/40 rule). Game will only be stopped if the passage of play will come in contact with the downed player.I think they’ll have to amend it to make it so the referee can stop the game if he thinks something bad has happened.
“Should a doctor be required on the field, the head trainer who performs the initial assessment of the player is to attract the attention of the nearest touch judge who can electronically communicate with the referee to advise the injury is of a serious nature."
The NRL won't tolerate time-wasting in 2019, ordering referees to only halt the game if an injured player requires a doctor on the field or impedes play.www.sportingnews.com
Can also confirm both doctor and head trainers were calling to linesman to stop the game but were ignored due to the above. Easts trainers and support staff also helped Carlin as well as the Doc, six in total carried him off and attended.
Can confirm that reports were put in that in this instance the game should have been stopped.