Graham Annesley

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Graham Annesley said : “I’m absolutely thrilled for Kasey,” “She has worked extremely hard over the past few seasons and overcome injury to reach this historic milestone. Hopefully it’s the forerunner of many more honours to come her way” External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 20, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're seeing more points scored, you will see margins get wider as that happen," External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the teams that are in the eight and are going to be playing finals football, they really put their foot on the gas and they tried to send a message to the other teams in the competition that they're in form, playing well and they're going to be a threat in the final series," "We saw a number of those clubs that will definitely be in the eight step up and kick into overdrive across the course of the weekend. That's contributed to some of those scorelines" External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Both of those factors would have been reviewed by the bunker had they had a challenge left, and on both counts the challenge would have been rejected," "If they played the ball before the time keeper said time, then I would have been here saying no the referee should have allowed play to continue. But in this case they are 100 per cent right in that the game finished at that point" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 15, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

watoday Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

theage Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : “There’s not a specific (crowd) number because it’s a combination of not just a capacity but reserved seating,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:09:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

smh Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

theage Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 8:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 8:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We've examined that carefully this morning from all available footage, and we're just not satisfied there was enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker," External link

abc-au Monday, July 25, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "You won't find anything in black and white in regards to what happened yesterday," External link

abc-au Monday, July 25, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

smh Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

theage Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

theage Monday, July 4, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

theage Monday, July 4, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

smh Monday, July 4, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

smh Monday, July 4, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 4, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 4, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : "It's not possible for me to say [Hunt's] square when he moves to chase so, in our view, that should have been a penalty," External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 4, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

theage Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

smh Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These are player safety issues. These are not issues to be dismissed by players, coaches or anyone else," External link

abc-au Monday, May 23, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We would be the first to admit that maybe in the opening two rounds while we settled the system down, maybe some calls made that were too safe," External link

abc-au Monday, May 23, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think the actions taken by the match officials … were reasonable in the circumstances,” External link

aap-au Monday, May 9, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 9, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

smh Monday, May 9, 2022 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

theage Monday, May 9, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

watoday Monday, May 9, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

theage Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

smh Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

smh Monday, May 2, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

smh Monday, May 2, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

theage Monday, May 2, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

theage Monday, May 2, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 2, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 2, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

theage Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

smh Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

theherald-au Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

watoday Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley insisted : "The process that the match officials go through - whether it be the bunker or the referees on the field - when making any decision is based entirely on what they see, not on going through a thought process of 'where does this team sit on the ladder, are they a so-called high-profile team," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

watoday Monday, April 18, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 18, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

smh Monday, April 18, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

theage Monday, April 18, 2022 1:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 18, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

smh Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

theage Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Clearly what happened was not something that we would like to see happen again," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “There’s probably some confusion about the players and coaches about what can and can’t be challenged,” External link

watoday Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

watoday Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

smh Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

theage Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:56:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

smh Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

smh Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

theage Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

theage Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 4, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

smh Monday, April 4, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

theage Sunday, April 3, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

watoday Monday, March 28, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

watoday Monday, March 28, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

smh Monday, March 28, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

smh Monday, March 28, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

theage Monday, March 28, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

theage Monday, March 28, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

smh Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

theage Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 14, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 14, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

watoday Monday, March 14, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

watoday Monday, March 14, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

smh Monday, February 7, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

theage Monday, February 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 7, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

watoday Monday, February 7, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 7, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The commission and management are committed to eliminating contact with the head and neck as much as possible when playing our game. " External link

qt Friday, June 18, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Are we seeing some gamesmanship around some of that? I think we are,” External link

qt Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “If we think a trend develops and it continues then we will be left with no alternative but to look at rule change options at the end of the season to try and address it,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The directive around contact with the head or neck hasn't changed," External link

watoday Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The directive around contact with the head or neck hasn't changed," External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'd like to think that our game is different to some other games in that players generally won't take that sort of action," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I won’t accuse players of taking a dive – I’d like to think they don’t – but it becomes a matter for each individual player,” External link

theage Friday, May 28, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s a microchip in the ball and then there are a series of portable trackers placed around the stadium to track the ball,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s a microchip in the ball and then there are a series of portable trackers placed around the stadium to track the ball,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is to send a message to the people who are our future players," External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 17, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “In the past a good low tackle would be made and the ball carrier would start thrashing around with his legs and the tackler would be reluctant to let go in case he copped a stray boot,” External link

watoday Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “In the past a good low tackle would be made and the ball carrier would start thrashing around with his legs and the tackler would be reluctant to let go in case he copped a stray boot,” External link

theherald-au Friday, May 14, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

watoday Monday, May 10, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

smh Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

watoday Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

smh Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "He turned to officiating at a time when we ran a little campaign to try and get former players involved in refereeing," External link

newshub Monday, April 26, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The penny has to drop here," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 26, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

watoday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

watoday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 19, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 19, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley says ( about Jared Maxwell ) : "This decision has been reviewed by the refereeing department and by Jared Maxwell and they believe that it's a forward pass," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says ( about Jared Maxwell ) : "This decision has been reviewed by the refereeing department and by Jared Maxwell and they believe that it's a forward pass," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "Maybe there is a bit of air between the fingers and the ball but he's still got both palms wrapped around the ball when it hits the ground," External link

newshub Monday, March 22, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fears of the game being massively faster than last year haven't eventuated," External link

qt Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm encouraged by the discussions and I've had a number of meetings with the company but there is a long way to go," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "From an officiating perspective these are the areas we would initially prioritise," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is a huge potential innovation - and not just for officiating," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

smh Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

theherald-au Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

theage Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Everybody accepts that punching is unacceptable,” External link

watoday Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Everybody accepts that punching is unacceptable,” External link

theage Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gerard Sutton ) : "The way time is kept in all games for several years now is the timekeeper has a direct audio link to the referee's earpiece," "With 10 seconds to go the timekeeper gives the referee a 10 second warning. At five seconds another warning then verbally counts down until full time. The whistle from Sutton wasn't blown prior to the timekeeper audibly saying to him full time" External link

qt Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The players don't stop until they hear the whistle, but playing on after the timekeeper tells the referee full time is not something that should happen either," External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gerard Sutton ) : "The way time is kept in all games for several years now is the time keeper has a direct audio link to the reeferee's ear-piece," "With 10 seconds to go the timekeeper gives the referee a 10 second warning. At five seconds another warning then verbally counts down until full time. The whistle from Sutton wasn't blown prior to the timekeeper audibly saying to him full time" External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Any suggestion the time was wrong was false," External link

theage Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was purely about numbers and nothing do with who was playing who,” “He hasn’t been left out. The appointments committee considered Ashley Klein and Gerard Sutton, the two leading referees at the moment” External link

watoday Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "At this stage he has no real idea of the extent of his injury. " External link

watoday Monday, October 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "At this stage he has no real idea of the extent of his injury. " External link

theherald-au Monday, October 5, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Most definitely. I'd prefer the message was getting through a little louder and clearer. " External link

watoday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Most definitely. I'd prefer the message was getting through a little louder and clearer. " External link

theage Monday, September 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

watoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

theherald-au Monday, September 21, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

theherald-au Monday, September 21, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

theage Monday, September 21, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

theage Monday, September 21, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

theage Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

smh Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

watoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

smh Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Earlier this year, the change from two on-field referees to one has simplified officiating, resulting in a high standard being maintained so far this season," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

theherald-au Monday, September 14, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Ultimately these things are a matter for the commission to sign off on, but what I hope to get to is a position of course where the general public and the good members of the media know no difference whatsoever," External link

theherald-au Monday, September 14, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

watoday Monday, September 14, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Ultimately these things are a matter for the commission to sign off on, but what I hope to get to is a position of course where the general public and the good members of the media know no difference whatsoever," External link

watoday Monday, September 14, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "Do I think that that incident was serious enough to go to the sin bin? I think probably not," "But I think it's only fair that everyone accepts their share of the responsibility" External link

newshub Monday, September 7, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

watoday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 24, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

smh Monday, August 24, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Even if Kevin had been exonerated (on Tuesday night), I don’t believe referee Henry Perenara had any alternative but to take the action he did based on the circumstances he was confronted with,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Even if Kevin had been exonerated [on Tuesday] night, I don’t believe referee Henry Perenara had any alternative but to take the action he did based on the circumstances he was confronted with," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Unless as a game, we at some point decide to remove the power of dismissal from referees completely and deal with all incidents post-match, in my opinion the match officials in this case dealt with the matter appropriately," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : "We have seen a concerning increase in the crusher-type tackles in recent years and the [ARL] Commission has approved stronger deterrents to reverse this trend," External link

smh Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : "We have seen a concerning increase in the crusher-type tackles in recent years and the [ARL] Commission has approved stronger deterrents to reverse this trend," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We monitor statistics on a weekly basis,” External link

watoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "When the referee blows the whistle and refers the decision to the bunker, he doesn't actually say, 'Can you check if the ball is on the line or not?' He asks, 'Can you check if he loses the ball?' " External link

smh Monday, August 10, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They have to get these decisions right and use the system that is available to them and the tools that are available to them to try to get them right," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't explain the physics of that. I don't have any criticism of the officials, they got there as quickly as they could after a kick. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They have to get these decisions right and use the system that is available to them and the tools that are available to them to try to get them right," External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't explain the physics of that. I don't have any criticism of the officials, they got there as quickly as they could after a kick. " External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “But I’d be lying to you if I said we were close at this stage,” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Pre-Covid, they would referee games on one day of the weekend and during other games they would act in the bunker,” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "But I'd be lying to you if I said we were close at this stage," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Pre-COVID, they would referee games on one day of the weekend and during other games they would act in the bunker," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There will be errors from time to time from the bunker and we tend to focus very heavily on those errors and that's fine, that's part of our game, the scrutiny that our game is under," External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "But we also need to remember the countless other decisions across the course of the season and across the course of each season, each year, that are correct because of the technology that we use in our game" External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We needed to make sure we had the best possible chance of getting it right [on Sunday] and putting them back on games within 24 hours would have sent the wrong message and not had them in the right mindset," "They're not under pressure to make tight decisions quickly. What I've objected to in the past is watching the same footage over and over and over again. If it's a very tight decision and they've got other camera angles and they need to look at them, of course they can take that time" External link

theage Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jack Williams ) : "The bunker decision to award a try to Jack Williams in tonight's Sharks-Dragons game was incorrect," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The bunker decision to award a try to Jack Williams in tonight's Sharks-Dragons game was incorrect," "Steve Clark and Ben Galea were due to officiate again tomorrow in the Titans-Panthers game as bunker officials. They have now been relegated, and will be replaced by Jared Maxwell and Brian Norrie" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not suggesting these are deliberate acts, but they're a cause for concern," External link

smh Monday, July 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "That's the type of tackle that can injure a player they need to be aware of," External link

smh Monday, July 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not suggesting these are deliberate acts, but they're a cause for concern," External link

theage Monday, July 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "That's the type of tackle that can injure a player they need to be aware of," External link

theage Monday, July 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my opinion we got this one wrong," External link

abc-au Friday, July 17, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "There are arguments both ways on this one," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Joey Leilua ) : "In the case of Joey Leilua - it was a different type of incident," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "There are arguments both ways on this one," External link

newshub Monday, July 13, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "As always we will be guided by the advice of our medical experts. " External link

newshub Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my opinion we got this one wrong," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Yes, we're playing games in front of empty stadiums but we've also got a new influence in the six again," External link

smh Monday, July 6, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are strict protocols that our referees follow the same as the players," External link

qt Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No, it (the switch of venue) is not as a result of anything that has happened. It is just that the amount of wear and tear and obviously the wet weather didn't help" External link

qt Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No, it (the switch of venue) is not as a result of anything that has happened," "It is just that the amount of wear and tear and obviously the wet weather didn't help" External link

qt Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think that we are just seeing more incidences being picked up," "Generally I think there is a view we are trying to eradicate that sort of thing from the game" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We don't have the Origin level as a target, per se," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “Since our return to play on round three, the new rules implemented have had a positive effect on the presentation of our game,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley says : “It has truly been one of the great innovations of the game and we see the best examples of the athleticism of our game almost weekly,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : “It has truly been one of the great innovations of the game and we see the best examples of the athleticism of our game almost weekly,” External link

smh Friday, June 12, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "There's a process that kicks in immediately when we have a problem," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're currently at the moment looking at the number of players that teams can travel with," "We haven't specifically addressed whether we will increase the size of the squad on gameday, however in light of what happened [on Saturday] night it's something we will think about" External link

smh Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The forward pass call was incorrect," "But it was called by the touch judge just as it would have been last year. A second referee would have had no impact on that decision" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The forward pass call was incorrect,” “But it was called by the touch judge just as it would have been last year. A second referee would have had no impact on that decision” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We've certainly turned our mind to that," "This is what the sin bin rule is intended to stop that situation would allow the penalty kick to goal, the referee has to have the option, to sum up the situation and make sure that the attacking team, in this case, isn't disadvantaged by the unfair play of the defending team" External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Last year demonstrated to me that the wrestling issue wasn’t going away unless we did something dramatic,” “Although it’s felt that some clubs are better than others [at the wrestle], it was being felt right across the competition. We had to do something quite strategic and effective because nothing we were doing just through refereeing — or judiciary — was fixing it. We had on-field penalties for various holds but nothing was changing. The six-again, combined with the single referee, gave us the opportunity to ask, ‘Is this a risk worth taking?’ The fractured season allowed us to take the risk” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The intent was to reduce the number of stoppages,” “We had these prolonged stoppages and we wanted the game to be more continuous; to take the referee out of the game so they’re not intervening as often. That certainly worked” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Peter V landys ) : “I put something to Peter six weeks ago and he did say that he would back it and it had merit,” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told ( about Commission ) : "It's initially for up to four weeks until the Commission considers approving the concept for all clubs," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Everyone appreciates the extreme lengths the Warriors have gone to, to try and bring this competition back to life," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told ( about Commission ) : “It’s initially for up to four weeks until the Commission considers approving the concept for all clubs,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can’t express strongly enough the role the referees themselves played in resolving this situation," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Peter V landys ) : "Peter makes no secret, he's on the record on a number of occasions saying he is an innovator," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley stating : “we’re talking about an incident where they actually got the decision right ... if we’d had one referee tonight we would have got the decision wrong” External link

watoday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : “A captain can’t challenge ‘discretionary decisions’,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : “A captain can’t challenge ‘discretionary decisions’,” External link

theage Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They don't have to, but should any coach or captain decide they'd like a one-on-one briefing with the referees or myself, then they're welcome to have that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They don't have to, but should any coach or captain decide they'd like a one-on-one briefing with the referees or myself, then they're welcome to have that," External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “There were multiple captain’s challenges on the weekend and the system worked well, with feedback from our broadcasters also positive,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 2, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's on track. Nothing happened last night that would prevent it being implemented for round one," External link

theage Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is an innovation which puts the fans first," External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Very disappointed obviously, you only had to look at the reply to realise that it wasn't a try," External link

smh Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Very disappointed obviously, you only had to look at the reply to realise that it wasn't a try," External link

smh Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm very disappointed obviously, you only need to look at the replay to see it wasn't a try," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There's not an avenue for protest about refereeing decisions," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Nobody wants to see players miss big games for relatively minor offences,” “Even if players have exhausted their monetary sanctions by round 25, all players involved in the finals series will receive an additional monetary fine they can apply for” External link

smh Friday, February 14, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Judiciary hearings became overly complicated and confusing in some cases as a result of the number of comparables allowed,” “By reducing the number of comparables and their shelf life, there will be more focus on the offence at the centre of the charge” External link

smh Friday, February 14, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The guidelines aim to provide greater clarity to clubs and fans regarding the factors that may influence the grading of an incident,” “In the past there has been a reliance on previous offences. The new guidelines will give the MRC members more licence to focus on the offence in front of them. Clubs will now have much more specific information available to them so they can decide whether to accept or defend charges” External link

aap-au Friday, February 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It became clear that the previous penalties for mid to high range high tackles was not a strong enough deterrent for the type of offence,” “A stronger message needs to be sent and it will be” External link

aap-au Friday, February 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Nobody wants to see players miss big games for relatively minor offences,” “Even if players have exhausted their monetary sanctions by round 25, all players involved in the finals series will receive an additional monetary fine they can apply for” External link

theage Friday, February 14, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Judiciary hearings became overly complicated and confusing in some cases as a result of the number of comparables allowed,” “By reducing the number of comparables and their shelf life, there will be more focus on the offence at the centre of the charge” External link

theage Friday, February 14, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The Sunshine Coast is a growing area with the perfect stadium for women’s State of Origin which is why we chose the region,” “North Sydney Oval was at capacity for women’s State of Origin this year and we are confident the Sunshine Coast community will support the match just as strongly” External link

aap-au Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I accept it created confusion among the Canberra players,” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, October 7, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “But if they had allowed play to go on off an incorrect restart to the tackle count, and the Raiders had scored, I’d still be sitting here and answering why that had been allowed to happen,” External link

theage Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’ve had a look at that particular decision from four different camera angles and my judgement is that the ball did deflect off a Canberra player, which meant that six tackles should not have been awarded,” External link

watoday Monday, October 7, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

watoday Monday, October 7, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Does that initial decision affect the way Canberra play out that tackle, yeah I'm sure it does? But if they had not and the Raiders had scored, I'd probably be sitting here telling you that a try had been scored off an incorrect decision," External link

newshub Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If we had one referee tonight we would have got the decision wrong," "Because they would have awarded six again. The fact is that play, and the contact from the kick did not warrant the awarding of six more tackles" External link

newshub Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The head referee does call six more but then immediately gets a call from the assistant and one of the touch judges that it was off a Raiders player," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

smh Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

theage Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

smh Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course I can understand where people are coming from when they look at incidents they put their own interpretation on. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 30, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course I can understand where people are coming from when they look at incidents they put their own interpretation on. " External link

smh Monday, September 30, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 23, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. Jake Trbojevic (left) and Daly Cherry-Evans react to the sin-binning in the loss to South Sydney. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 23, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

theage Monday, September 23, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. Jake Trbojevic (left) and Daly Cherry-Evans react to the sin-binning in the loss to South Sydney. " External link

theage Monday, September 23, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

smh Monday, September 23, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. " External link

smh Monday, September 23, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not a new rule," "It's been around for two years and it was supported by some of the biggest names in the game from a coaching perspective. It's not a good look for the game and players need to know there's a sanction that goes with it" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are always going to be controversial decisions that divide opinion, but from what I saw by attending both games I thought they were handled quite well," "They were allowed to run and the penalty counts were reasonably low and they weren't afraid to make the big calls when they were required. I don't know what else we can ask from officials. There will always be people that disagree, but that's just life" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not a new rule," "It's been around for two years and it was supported by some of the biggest names in the game from a coaching perspective. It's not a good look for the game and players need to know there's a sanction that goes with it" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are always going to be controversial decisions that divide opinion, but from what I saw by attending both games I thought they were handled quite well," "They were allowed to run and the penalty counts were reasonably low and they weren't afraid to make the big calls when they were required. I don't know what else we can ask from officials. There will always be people that disagree, but that's just life" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

smh Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

newshub Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try scoring situation. Last week I publicly criticised a referee for not using the sin-bin in similar circumstances [in the Canberra-Melbourne game]. If Jake doesn't grab the support player, the consequences don't occur.'' Souths coach Wayne Bennett said of the Trbojevic incident that other players had been binned for similar offences and ''you roll the dice''. The 32,127 fans at ANZ Stadium were entitled to think an upset was brewing around the hour mark. Moses Suli, one of Manly's best, had terrorised Dane Gagai to score early in the second half before Jack Goseiwski courageously dived on a Cherry-Evans grubber to give the Sea Eagles the lead. Souths pair Adam Doueihi and Alex Johnston clashed heads trying to stop Gosieswki and were both eventually forced from the field for head injury assessments. Sam Burgess sent a scare through the camp when taken from the field five minutes from full-time after being on the end of a Jorge Taufua hit. Taufua did not disappoint his legion of fans when he thundered into Ethan Lowe a couple of times in the second half. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and his players gathered down south to watch the action and know Wayne Bennett will do everything to get his players to lift again. One area for Bennett to address will be the leaky right-edge defence, where Adam Reynolds was caught out several times. Souths raced to a 10-0 lead through Johnston and Walker and it briefly looked like being a blowout. But Manly dug in for the fight and hit back through Brad Parker and Corey Waddell. Tempers flared late in the first half when Walker was given ten minutes in the bin for slapping Gosiewski, who had helped himself to an extra shove into the back of Doueihi's head after being pinged in-goal. More than two years ago the NRL competition committee, which featured Trent Robinson and then Souths coach Michael Maguire, argued slapping was not a good look for the game. Robinson even said at the time: " External link

brisbanetimes Friday, September 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

smh Monday, September 16, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

smh Monday, September 16, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

watoday Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

watoday Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

theage Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

theage Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think we have seen an increase in some incidents this year that we perhaps haven't seen in recent years," External link

theage Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The NRL has actually given this some thought recently and will further discuss golden point variations with the competition committee when it meets early in November. Over the years, there have been a number of alternatives floated, such as golden try, minimum time periods and even scrapping it all together. None of these have generated much traction, however, I do think both teams should get at least one possession each before a match is decided" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I do think the NCAA [college football] model is quite a good option as it ensured both teams get at least one possession before the match is decided" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is a cage there as everyone knows which slides down and effectively cuts the tunnel or the gateway off from the general public. Because it was a sin bin and wasn’t at the start of the game or in the second half or full-time it wasn’t closed entirely," External link

theage Monday, September 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Clearly, as has been in the case with many instances in the past, the NRL can issue banning notices to people we don’t want to see at our games if they’re going to act with that kind of behaviour," External link

theage Monday, September 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We have to see obviously what happens next weekend before we determine which clubs are likely to host in week one of the finals," External link

newshub Monday, September 2, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We are in a very tense part of the year, teams are trying settle their position in the eight or qualify for the eight,” External link

theage Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my view, it shows he was marginally offside. I think this shows he was offside," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I would have been comfortable if that had taken place," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I will back the referees for taking action to protect player safety," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Wade Graham ) : "Since the game was played most of the commentary around this particular incident seems to have concentrated on whether the video referee missed the contact from Wade Graham as the ball bounced between his arms," External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 19, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think it's best if we put a stop to it now because I don't want the referees to have to act on it," External link

newshub Monday, August 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Paul Green ) : "These are matters that are open to interpretation. I'm happy for Paul to have a different view," "But our view, based on the interpretations that the referees have to act under and the discussions we had with coaches at the start of the year is that these two incidents had enough doubt over them that you would at least not say they were wrong" External link

newshub Monday, August 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I know that the competition is tight and that we are getting towards the pointy end of the competition but we are seeing more and more players that are questioning decisions, wanting to get involved in debates or sometimes arguing with the on field referees as to whether decisions are right or wrong," External link

theage Monday, August 5, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I don’t want to see games impacted at this stage of the year or in the finals simply because players have the ability to control this," External link

theage Monday, August 5, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “All incidents from the weekend that raise any kind of concern are reviewed (on Monday) morning, prior to the media briefing on (Monday) afternoon,” External link

theage Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The match officials were faced with a situation where they could identify, based on the replay of the video, that there was shoulder to head contact," "There was a serious injury – on the face of it – that flowed from that incident. They decided to take the action that they did based on that shoulder to head contact" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 29, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The match review committee can look at the incident without any time constraints, and the one thing they need to determine is if the contact was unavoidable," "One player was trying to score and you had two other players trying to stop him, and in the course of that there was accidental contact from shoulder to head and they felt he couldn't avoid that" External link

smh Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Monday, July 22, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think certainly interaction between the on-field officials and video referee trying to pick up some of these incidents has improved and I hope we will see that improvement continue," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gavin Badger ) : "The referee [Badger] saw it, and for a reason, I don't understand allowed play to continue," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The other angle cast doubt in their mind about their initial thoughts, and they didn't need to do that," "That's a training issue that management of the bunker have to deal with" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They are highly capable officials and I'm sure they will bounce back quickly," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was made very clear to the referees when they see these head knocks and indicators of a player being unsteady on his feet they've got a responsibility to stop the game," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 8, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the mistakes we've seen over the last few weeks simply aren't good enough," "They're mistakes that shouldn't have been made. We need to try and find out why and what they're doing to hopefully ensure it doesn't happen again leading into the finals series" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 8, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In our view, that's a loose carry," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The referees should have stopped the game when they say that," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : "That's the front-on angle, you can see the fingers on the ball... the fingers are spread on the ball," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "One of the things they take into consideration - whether they agree or disagree - is the degree of force in all sorts of incidents," "And clearly - I haven’t spoken to the MRC (match review committee) and we do speak to them afterwards so we will get some further clarity around this - clearly they didn't feel the degree of force warranted more than a G1 charge" External link

theage Monday, July 8, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There were obviously a number of incidents [on Saturday] night and across the course of the weekend that will need a review on Monday. I will make my position clear after I see all available footage" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 7, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No one was dropped. Regardless of what happens in any one round of football, or any one game of football, we've still got a responsibility to try and put our best people into games each week," "The fact that a mistake has been made or a misjudgment has been carried out doesn't necessarily mean that someone is then unfit to continue officiating in the NRL. Sometimes they will make mistakes" External link

qt Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The send-off has never been dead. Referees have always had the option to put players in the sin bin or send them off based on the circumstances. Sending someone off is a big call and they have to be certain that the action on the field warrants it," External link

qt Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is the biggest game of the year to date," External link

smh Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We'll make a decision over next 24 hours about who are the best officials we have available for Origin, we have a responsibility to the game to do that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 1, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "My best estimate is somewhere between 1.30 and 1.40 (minutes), that he returned to the field too early," External link

tvnz Monday, July 1, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't say to you that any one of these decisions would mean that a particular official would or would not get an Origin nod," External link

tvnz Monday, July 1, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In these cases there is no instruction to the video officials that they must react quickly, that they must react with only a certain number of replays," External link

newshub Monday, July 1, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Looking at the demerit points is certainly one of our options," External link

theage Monday, June 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course that’s the concern. There have been things that have happened in our game over many decades where we have had to take particular policy decisions to try and ensure that our environment is as safe as possible," External link

theage Monday, June 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Brad Fittler ) : "I’ve had a discussion with Brad Fittler about this matter and I know Bernie Sutton has also had a discussion with Brad," External link

theage Friday, June 14, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In many cases they are deliberate attempts to slow the game down and stop teams from scoring," External link

theage Monday, May 20, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about error ) : "That's not an error we would not normally expect in a game," "The officials in that game are currently under review ... and we'll see what transpires [on Tuesday)] when the refereeing appointments come out" External link

theherald-au Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not going to be critical of that fact; it was one of those decisions that required action, he took action," "Some people will believe the action should've been stronger, others won't" External link

theherald-au Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "When the AFL play at all their grounds they have minimum standards of firmness and other measures," External link

smh Monday, May 6, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There's a whole program in place for the treatment of the turf across the whole weekend," External link

smh Monday, May 6, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The real decision is did he try to play the ball before the defenders had a time to release or were the defenders interfering in the play-the-ball by holding on too long?" External link

newshub Monday, April 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you moved this into the first 10 minutes of the first half of the game, it probably doesn't even rate a mention. In the context of the game, it's a massive call," "You can't hang the referees on that outcome when you look at what they're confronted with" External link

newshub Monday, April 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We both agree it should have been a penalty," External link

theage Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s important for me to say that as an administration, we didn’t find that acceptable, that it took as long as it did for the game to stop,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 15, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The laws of the game allow for play to continue while players are out of play and treated for minor injuries, but it has always been the case that when referees become aware of a possible serious injury, the game should stop," External link

abc-au Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're not going to jump to any conclusions about that," External link

theage Monday, March 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're not going to jump to any conclusions about that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The question here is, is this a dangerous tackle, as opposed to just tackling someone in mid-air?" External link

newshub Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "As much as possible, I asked the referees to stay out of the game, allow the games to flow," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In the strict interpretation of the law you could penalise almost every ruck, every time you set the 10 metres, every scrum," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The issue around penalty tries is that the referee, or the video referee, may award a penalty try if in his opinion, a try would have been scored if not for unfair play from the player on the defending team," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "As much as possible, I asked the referees to stay out of the game, allow the games to flow," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In the strict interpretation of the law you could penalise almost every ruck, every time you set the 10 metres, every scrum," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The issue around penalty tries is that the referee, or the video referee, may award a penalty try if in his opinion, a try would have been scored if not for unfair play from the player on the defending team," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's all intended to try and maintain interest in the competition for the participants, for our fans and members and people who come through the gates each week," External link

newshub Monday, March 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It keeps the fans engaged for longer into the season," External link

qt Monday, March 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

theage Monday, March 4, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

smh Monday, March 4, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "We want more attacking and enjoyable football that will lure people through the gates and increase television ratings," External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The referees will be instructed to stay out of the game as much as possible," External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The main stats we monitor are about the number of stoppages in games, the length of stoppages in games and the amount of time the ball is in play," "Unfortunately over the past few years those stats have been heading in the wrong direction. We have to try and reverse that trend" External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is clearly an unacceptable risk of injury from these tackles and we believe we need to have an adequate deterrent in place to improve player safety," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is clearly an unacceptable risk of injury from these tackles and we believe we need to have an adequate deterrent in place to improve player safety," External link

smh Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "I hope not. I've come out very strongly in support of Jarryd and we have spoken privately about his value to the club. " External link

smh Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think our system is fine," External link

smh Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ricky Stuart ) : "The side that [Stuart] picks is entirely up to him," External link

smh Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

radioaustralianews Friday, August 5, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

abc-au Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "You asked 'have you at this stage met Jarryd?' I said that I hadn't, and that was 100 per cent true [at the time]," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "From the first meeting with Jarryd – bearing in mind we'd been in discussions with Beavis – to the moment he signed, it was about eight hours," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I wouldn't portray it as a blessing, because I don't want to be disrespectful to Daly. They say things often happen for a reason and had that not happened we probably wouldn't have been in the market for Nathan Peats and Konrad Hurrell or Jarryd Hayne" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's an indication of the type of football they're playing, people like watching it," External link

smh Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT



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Graham Annesley said : “I’m absolutely thrilled for Kasey,” “She has worked extremely hard over the past few seasons and overcome injury to reach this historic milestone. Hopefully it’s the forerunner of many more honours to come her way” External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 20, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're seeing more points scored, you will see margins get wider as that happen," External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the teams that are in the eight and are going to be playing finals football, they really put their foot on the gas and they tried to send a message to the other teams in the competition that they're in form, playing well and they're going to be a threat in the final series," "We saw a number of those clubs that will definitely be in the eight step up and kick into overdrive across the course of the weekend. That's contributed to some of those scorelines" External link

abc-au Monday, August 22, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Both of those factors would have been reviewed by the bunker had they had a challenge left, and on both counts the challenge would have been rejected," "If they played the ball before the time keeper said time, then I would have been here saying no the referee should have allowed play to continue. But in this case they are 100 per cent right in that the game finished at that point" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 15, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

watoday Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley recalled : “Whip smart, about the size of a whippet and competitive as anything,” External link

theage Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : “There’s not a specific (crowd) number because it’s a combination of not just a capacity but reserved seating,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:09:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

smh Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

theage Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “He’s been our No. 1 referee over recent months. He refereed all three Origins, he’s been operating in the bunker now for many years, he performs to a very high standard. We just don’t agree with the decision he made [on Sunday],” “There is no more accountable job than officiating in the NRL. We have a history of putting our hands up when things go wrong. Where we feel there is a justification for officials to be accountable for their decisions through demotion, then those sorts of decisions will be taken” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 9:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We can argue semantics about this. It’s a rule that’s only been in place for three years. It would need a book on its own to cater for every possible circumstance where a challenge could be mounted,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 25, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, July 25, 2022 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 8:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

smh Monday, July 25, 2022 8:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We’re just not satisfied there is enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker to award a penalty,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You won’t find anywhere in black and white a specific rule that talks about whether you can make a challenge after time has expired on the last tackle of the game,” External link

theage Monday, July 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We've examined that carefully this morning from all available footage, and we're just not satisfied there was enough in that incident to warrant the decision of the bunker," External link

abc-au Monday, July 25, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "You won't find anything in black and white in regards to what happened yesterday," External link

abc-au Monday, July 25, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

watoday Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:14:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

smh Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

theage Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity,” “The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

theage Monday, July 4, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

theage Monday, July 4, 2022 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

smh Monday, July 4, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

smh Monday, July 4, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : “We believe a penalty should have been awarded in this instance for a couple of reasons. You’ll hear the referee [Peter Gough] call Ben Hunt out on three different instances,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 4, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think it’s been a massive bonus for the game in terms of continuity. The whole objective that we have is to try and have the referees interfering with the game as little as possible,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 4, 2022 11:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ben Hunt ) : "It's not possible for me to say [Hunt's] square when he moves to chase so, in our view, that should have been a penalty," External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 4, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

theage Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

smh Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As per standard practice after every game, the incident has been reviewed this morning with the NRL chief medical officer, Dr Sharron Flahive,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These are player safety issues. These are not issues to be dismissed by players, coaches or anyone else," External link

abc-au Monday, May 23, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We would be the first to admit that maybe in the opening two rounds while we settled the system down, maybe some calls made that were too safe," External link

abc-au Monday, May 23, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think the actions taken by the match officials … were reasonable in the circumstances,” External link

aap-au Monday, May 9, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 9, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

smh Monday, May 9, 2022 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Could there have been other action taken in the case of the second incident, harsher action? Yeah, based on the circumstances that the referee and the [NRL] bunker was confronted with, they could have. But they didn’t escape action, they were down to 11 players at one point,” External link

theage Monday, May 9, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

watoday Monday, May 9, 2022 9:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

theage Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “That’s why they’re a major venue for major events. Magic Round is going to go ahead, it’s going to be a great event and it’s close to a sellout on all three days. It’s not going to be a drama” External link

smh Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

smh Monday, May 2, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

smh Monday, May 2, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

theage Monday, May 2, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

theage Monday, May 2, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Kasey is a very capable match official with a great deal of experience,” “Her integrity is beyond reproach. What her husband does for a living has no impact on her role or duties with the NRL. Like anyone else in the game, people should only be judged on their performances, rather than who they are related to” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 2, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was quite an easy decision for match officials to make because he was the only one involved in the tackle,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, May 2, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

theage Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

smh Sunday, April 24, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

theherald-au Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Without reference to any particular incident, it is important to note there are very specific indicators used by the independent doctor in the bunker to determine whether an off-field assessment by the club doctor is required,” “Club personnel also have the ability to initiate an off-field assessment regardless of bunker intervention. All HIA decisions are routinely reviewed by the NRL chief medical officer at the completion of each round” External link

watoday Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley insisted : "The process that the match officials go through - whether it be the bunker or the referees on the field - when making any decision is based entirely on what they see, not on going through a thought process of 'where does this team sit on the ladder, are they a so-called high-profile team," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

watoday Monday, April 18, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 18, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

smh Monday, April 18, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

theage Monday, April 18, 2022 1:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “The five-minute sin-bin was abolished back in the early 1990s due to perceived inconsistencies between referees sending players for either five minutes or 10 minutes in the bin for what in some cases were quite similar offences,” “It’s ultimately a matter for the [ARL] Commission, but there would need to be very strict parameters around the types of offences that differentiate between the alternatives to avoid the same criticism” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 18, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

smh Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : “We’re in the process of trying to evaluate the results of the trial so that we can report to the Commission before we say anything else publicly,” External link

theage Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Clearly what happened was not something that we would like to see happen again," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “There’s probably some confusion about the players and coaches about what can and can’t be challenged,” External link

watoday Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

watoday Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

smh Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “A team can’t try to create a stoppage in order to challenge something that has previously been missed” External link

theage Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:56:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

smh Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

smh Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

theage Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

theage Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

watoday Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’m not watching games going, ‘That’s not a sin bin,’” “There are some where the decision could have gone either way, but that will always be the case. It’s not like there’s a crackdown or an order that more players need to go to the sin bin, we’re just continuing on from where we left off last year” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I agree, that if you look at the first four rounds last year and the first four rounds this year, that it’s higher,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 4, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

smh Monday, April 4, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I have nothing to say about the alleged incidents of foul play until all match review and judiciary processes have been completed,” “However, as a generalisation, I can only make the observation that poor discipline in any game comes at a cost” External link

theage Sunday, April 3, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

watoday Monday, March 28, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

watoday Monday, March 28, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

smh Monday, March 28, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

smh Monday, March 28, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I think there’s every possibility that this tackle will not be included in that library,” External link

theage Monday, March 28, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was an important part of the game,” External link

theage Monday, March 28, 2022 9:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

smh Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

theage Thursday, March 17, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “The note to the clubs was an attempt to get it self-regulated by the clubs,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, March 17, 2022 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 14, 2022 12:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

theage Monday, March 14, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Our objective is to get players off the field as quickly as possible who have suffered a kind of head injury,” “Having a situation where they’re allowed to play on for a period of time is not what we’re trying to achieve, and it maybe was a little bit clunky on the weekend” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

smh Monday, March 14, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 14, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 14, 2022 12:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Sean Russell ) : “They did not believe Campbell dangerously led with his knees and felt the review showed Campbell lowering his body and leading with his arm in a genuine attempt to stop a try from being scored,” “Campbell’s arm makes contact with the ball before it reaches the line, however his knees make simultaneous contact with Russell, which the match review deemed accidental in an attempt to stop the try” External link

watoday Monday, March 14, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I felt personally it wasn’t a good look,” External link

watoday Monday, March 14, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

smh Monday, February 7, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

theage Monday, February 7, 2022 11:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 7, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

watoday Monday, February 7, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “While I’m not sure of the outcome at this stage, the potential to finally crack one of the great frustrations of our game is very exciting,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 7, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The commission and management are committed to eliminating contact with the head and neck as much as possible when playing our game. " External link

qt Friday, June 18, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Are we seeing some gamesmanship around some of that? I think we are,” External link

qt Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “If we think a trend develops and it continues then we will be left with no alternative but to look at rule change options at the end of the season to try and address it,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The directive around contact with the head or neck hasn't changed," External link

watoday Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The directive around contact with the head or neck hasn't changed," External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'd like to think that our game is different to some other games in that players generally won't take that sort of action," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I won’t accuse players of taking a dive – I’d like to think they don’t – but it becomes a matter for each individual player,” External link

theage Friday, May 28, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s a microchip in the ball and then there are a series of portable trackers placed around the stadium to track the ball,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s a microchip in the ball and then there are a series of portable trackers placed around the stadium to track the ball,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is to send a message to the people who are our future players," External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 17, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “In the past a good low tackle would be made and the ball carrier would start thrashing around with his legs and the tackler would be reluctant to let go in case he copped a stray boot,” External link

watoday Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “In the past a good low tackle would be made and the ball carrier would start thrashing around with his legs and the tackler would be reluctant to let go in case he copped a stray boot,” External link

theherald-au Friday, May 14, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

watoday Monday, May 10, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

smh Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “At the moment they will be [staying in a bubble],” External link

theherald-au Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

watoday Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jared Maxwell ) : “Referees coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” External link

smh Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

watoday Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

theage Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “As with most things eventually they have to be reined in and it’s in the best interests of the competition and fans who watch it,” External link

smh Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "He turned to officiating at a time when we ran a little campaign to try and get former players involved in refereeing," External link

newshub Monday, April 26, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The penny has to drop here," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 26, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

watoday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

watoday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “You’d have to be living on a different planet not to realise that the emphasis on head injuries and concussion and the additional research that has been undertaken and the amount of knowledge we now have,” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 19, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “What the Storm did in relation to that rule was legitimately within the rules,” “People will have different views about it, but did they do anything in that particular incident in breach of the interchange rule? No” External link

theherald-au Monday, April 19, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley says ( about Jared Maxwell ) : "This decision has been reviewed by the refereeing department and by Jared Maxwell and they believe that it's a forward pass," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says ( about Jared Maxwell ) : "This decision has been reviewed by the refereeing department and by Jared Maxwell and they believe that it's a forward pass," External link

newshub Monday, March 29, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "Maybe there is a bit of air between the fingers and the ball but he's still got both palms wrapped around the ball when it hits the ground," External link

newshub Monday, March 22, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fears of the game being massively faster than last year haven't eventuated," External link

qt Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm encouraged by the discussions and I've had a number of meetings with the company but there is a long way to go," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "From an officiating perspective these are the areas we would initially prioritise," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is a huge potential innovation - and not just for officiating," External link

qt Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

smh Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

theherald-au Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I've got a personal preference for the single referee model, but my opinion doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's," External link

theage Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Everybody accepts that punching is unacceptable,” External link

watoday Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Everybody accepts that punching is unacceptable,” External link

theage Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gerard Sutton ) : "The way time is kept in all games for several years now is the timekeeper has a direct audio link to the referee's earpiece," "With 10 seconds to go the timekeeper gives the referee a 10 second warning. At five seconds another warning then verbally counts down until full time. The whistle from Sutton wasn't blown prior to the timekeeper audibly saying to him full time" External link

qt Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The players don't stop until they hear the whistle, but playing on after the timekeeper tells the referee full time is not something that should happen either," External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gerard Sutton ) : "The way time is kept in all games for several years now is the time keeper has a direct audio link to the reeferee's ear-piece," "With 10 seconds to go the timekeeper gives the referee a 10 second warning. At five seconds another warning then verbally counts down until full time. The whistle from Sutton wasn't blown prior to the timekeeper audibly saying to him full time" External link

theherald-au Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Any suggestion the time was wrong was false," External link

theage Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It was purely about numbers and nothing do with who was playing who,” “He hasn’t been left out. The appointments committee considered Ashley Klein and Gerard Sutton, the two leading referees at the moment” External link

watoday Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "At this stage he has no real idea of the extent of his injury. " External link

watoday Monday, October 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "At this stage he has no real idea of the extent of his injury. " External link

theherald-au Monday, October 5, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Most definitely. I'd prefer the message was getting through a little louder and clearer. " External link

watoday Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Most definitely. I'd prefer the message was getting through a little louder and clearer. " External link

theage Monday, September 28, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

watoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

theherald-au Monday, September 21, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

theherald-au Monday, September 21, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a good conversation and any concerns have been resolved. We have always had great respect for each other" External link

theage Monday, September 21, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The fact is that that extra half a step gets him there quicker than he should have been there," External link

theage Monday, September 21, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

theage Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "These things do tend to emerge and whether it's part of the evolution of the game, I'm not too sure," External link

smh Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

watoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

smh Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We will move heaven and earth to ensure they don't have a five-day turnaround" External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Earlier this year, the change from two on-field referees to one has simplified officiating, resulting in a high standard being maintained so far this season," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

theherald-au Monday, September 14, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Ultimately these things are a matter for the commission to sign off on, but what I hope to get to is a position of course where the general public and the good members of the media know no difference whatsoever," External link

theherald-au Monday, September 14, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do? " External link

watoday Monday, September 14, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Ultimately these things are a matter for the commission to sign off on, but what I hope to get to is a position of course where the general public and the good members of the media know no difference whatsoever," External link

watoday Monday, September 14, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "Do I think that that incident was serious enough to go to the sin bin? I think probably not," "But I think it's only fair that everyone accepts their share of the responsibility" External link

newshub Monday, September 7, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

watoday Monday, August 24, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 24, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not what our game should be about," External link

smh Monday, August 24, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Even if Kevin had been exonerated (on Tuesday night), I don’t believe referee Henry Perenara had any alternative but to take the action he did based on the circumstances he was confronted with,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Even if Kevin had been exonerated [on Tuesday] night, I don’t believe referee Henry Perenara had any alternative but to take the action he did based on the circumstances he was confronted with," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Unless as a game, we at some point decide to remove the power of dismissal from referees completely and deal with all incidents post-match, in my opinion the match officials in this case dealt with the matter appropriately," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : "We have seen a concerning increase in the crusher-type tackles in recent years and the [ARL] Commission has approved stronger deterrents to reverse this trend," External link

smh Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Commission ) : "We have seen a concerning increase in the crusher-type tackles in recent years and the [ARL] Commission has approved stronger deterrents to reverse this trend," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We monitor statistics on a weekly basis,” External link

watoday Saturday, August 15, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "When the referee blows the whistle and refers the decision to the bunker, he doesn't actually say, 'Can you check if the ball is on the line or not?' He asks, 'Can you check if he loses the ball?' " External link

smh Monday, August 10, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They have to get these decisions right and use the system that is available to them and the tools that are available to them to try to get them right," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't explain the physics of that. I don't have any criticism of the officials, they got there as quickly as they could after a kick. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, August 3, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They have to get these decisions right and use the system that is available to them and the tools that are available to them to try to get them right," External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't explain the physics of that. I don't have any criticism of the officials, they got there as quickly as they could after a kick. " External link

theage Monday, August 3, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “But I’d be lying to you if I said we were close at this stage,” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Pre-Covid, they would referee games on one day of the weekend and during other games they would act in the bunker,” External link

guardian Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "But I'd be lying to you if I said we were close at this stage," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Pre-COVID, they would referee games on one day of the weekend and during other games they would act in the bunker," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There will be errors from time to time from the bunker and we tend to focus very heavily on those errors and that's fine, that's part of our game, the scrutiny that our game is under," External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "But we also need to remember the countless other decisions across the course of the season and across the course of each season, each year, that are correct because of the technology that we use in our game" External link

illawarramercury Monday, July 27, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We needed to make sure we had the best possible chance of getting it right [on Sunday] and putting them back on games within 24 hours would have sent the wrong message and not had them in the right mindset," "They're not under pressure to make tight decisions quickly. What I've objected to in the past is watching the same footage over and over and over again. If it's a very tight decision and they've got other camera angles and they need to look at them, of course they can take that time" External link

theage Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jack Williams ) : "The bunker decision to award a try to Jack Williams in tonight's Sharks-Dragons game was incorrect," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The bunker decision to award a try to Jack Williams in tonight's Sharks-Dragons game was incorrect," "Steve Clark and Ben Galea were due to officiate again tomorrow in the Titans-Panthers game as bunker officials. They have now been relegated, and will be replaced by Jared Maxwell and Brian Norrie" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not suggesting these are deliberate acts, but they're a cause for concern," External link

smh Monday, July 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "That's the type of tackle that can injure a player they need to be aware of," External link

smh Monday, July 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not suggesting these are deliberate acts, but they're a cause for concern," External link

theage Monday, July 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "That's the type of tackle that can injure a player they need to be aware of," External link

theage Monday, July 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my opinion we got this one wrong," External link

abc-au Friday, July 17, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "There are arguments both ways on this one," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Joey Leilua ) : "In the case of Joey Leilua - it was a different type of incident," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 13, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "There are arguments both ways on this one," External link

newshub Monday, July 13, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : "As always we will be guided by the advice of our medical experts. " External link

newshub Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my opinion we got this one wrong," External link

abc-au Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Yes, we're playing games in front of empty stadiums but we've also got a new influence in the six again," External link

smh Monday, July 6, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "I am aware of the noise around this incident and I've reviewed the footage this morning," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are strict protocols that our referees follow the same as the players," External link

qt Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No, it (the switch of venue) is not as a result of anything that has happened. It is just that the amount of wear and tear and obviously the wet weather didn't help" External link

qt Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No, it (the switch of venue) is not as a result of anything that has happened," "It is just that the amount of wear and tear and obviously the wet weather didn't help" External link

qt Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think that we are just seeing more incidences being picked up," "Generally I think there is a view we are trying to eradicate that sort of thing from the game" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We don't have the Origin level as a target, per se," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley wrote : “Since our return to play on round three, the new rules implemented have had a positive effect on the presentation of our game,” External link

theage Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley says : “It has truly been one of the great innovations of the game and we see the best examples of the athleticism of our game almost weekly,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley says : “It has truly been one of the great innovations of the game and we see the best examples of the athleticism of our game almost weekly,” External link

smh Friday, June 12, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "There's a process that kicks in immediately when we have a problem," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're currently at the moment looking at the number of players that teams can travel with," "We haven't specifically addressed whether we will increase the size of the squad on gameday, however in light of what happened [on Saturday] night it's something we will think about" External link

smh Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The forward pass call was incorrect," "But it was called by the touch judge just as it would have been last year. A second referee would have had no impact on that decision" External link

abc-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The forward pass call was incorrect,” “But it was called by the touch judge just as it would have been last year. A second referee would have had no impact on that decision” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We've certainly turned our mind to that," "This is what the sin bin rule is intended to stop that situation would allow the penalty kick to goal, the referee has to have the option, to sum up the situation and make sure that the attacking team, in this case, isn't disadvantaged by the unfair play of the defending team" External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Last year demonstrated to me that the wrestling issue wasn’t going away unless we did something dramatic,” “Although it’s felt that some clubs are better than others [at the wrestle], it was being felt right across the competition. We had to do something quite strategic and effective because nothing we were doing just through refereeing — or judiciary — was fixing it. We had on-field penalties for various holds but nothing was changing. The six-again, combined with the single referee, gave us the opportunity to ask, ‘Is this a risk worth taking?’ The fractured season allowed us to take the risk” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The intent was to reduce the number of stoppages,” “We had these prolonged stoppages and we wanted the game to be more continuous; to take the referee out of the game so they’re not intervening as often. That certainly worked” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Peter V landys ) : “I put something to Peter six weeks ago and he did say that he would back it and it had merit,” External link

smh Monday, June 1, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told ( about Commission ) : "It's initially for up to four weeks until the Commission considers approving the concept for all clubs," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Everyone appreciates the extreme lengths the Warriors have gone to, to try and bring this competition back to life," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told ( about Commission ) : “It’s initially for up to four weeks until the Commission considers approving the concept for all clubs,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can’t express strongly enough the role the referees themselves played in resolving this situation," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Peter V landys ) : "Peter makes no secret, he's on the record on a number of occasions saying he is an innovator," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley stating : “we’re talking about an incident where they actually got the decision right ... if we’d had one referee tonight we would have got the decision wrong” External link

watoday Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : “A captain can’t challenge ‘discretionary decisions’,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : “A captain can’t challenge ‘discretionary decisions’,” External link

theage Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They don't have to, but should any coach or captain decide they'd like a one-on-one briefing with the referees or myself, then they're welcome to have that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 2, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They don't have to, but should any coach or captain decide they'd like a one-on-one briefing with the referees or myself, then they're welcome to have that," External link

smh Monday, March 2, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “There were multiple captain’s challenges on the weekend and the system worked well, with feedback from our broadcasters also positive,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 2, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's on track. Nothing happened last night that would prevent it being implemented for round one," External link

theage Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is an innovation which puts the fans first," External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Very disappointed obviously, you only had to look at the reply to realise that it wasn't a try," External link

smh Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Very disappointed obviously, you only had to look at the reply to realise that it wasn't a try," External link

smh Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm very disappointed obviously, you only need to look at the replay to see it wasn't a try," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There's not an avenue for protest about refereeing decisions," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Nobody wants to see players miss big games for relatively minor offences,” “Even if players have exhausted their monetary sanctions by round 25, all players involved in the finals series will receive an additional monetary fine they can apply for” External link

smh Friday, February 14, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Judiciary hearings became overly complicated and confusing in some cases as a result of the number of comparables allowed,” “By reducing the number of comparables and their shelf life, there will be more focus on the offence at the centre of the charge” External link

smh Friday, February 14, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The guidelines aim to provide greater clarity to clubs and fans regarding the factors that may influence the grading of an incident,” “In the past there has been a reliance on previous offences. The new guidelines will give the MRC members more licence to focus on the offence in front of them. Clubs will now have much more specific information available to them so they can decide whether to accept or defend charges” External link

aap-au Friday, February 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It became clear that the previous penalties for mid to high range high tackles was not a strong enough deterrent for the type of offence,” “A stronger message needs to be sent and it will be” External link

aap-au Friday, February 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Nobody wants to see players miss big games for relatively minor offences,” “Even if players have exhausted their monetary sanctions by round 25, all players involved in the finals series will receive an additional monetary fine they can apply for” External link

theage Friday, February 14, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “Judiciary hearings became overly complicated and confusing in some cases as a result of the number of comparables allowed,” “By reducing the number of comparables and their shelf life, there will be more focus on the offence at the centre of the charge” External link

theage Friday, February 14, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “The Sunshine Coast is a growing area with the perfect stadium for women’s State of Origin which is why we chose the region,” “North Sydney Oval was at capacity for women’s State of Origin this year and we are confident the Sunshine Coast community will support the match just as strongly” External link

aap-au Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I accept it created confusion among the Canberra players,” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, October 7, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “But if they had allowed play to go on off an incorrect restart to the tackle count, and the Raiders had scored, I’d still be sitting here and answering why that had been allowed to happen,” External link

theage Monday, October 7, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “I’ve had a look at that particular decision from four different camera angles and my judgement is that the ball did deflect off a Canberra player, which meant that six tackles should not have been awarded,” External link

watoday Monday, October 7, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

watoday Monday, October 7, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Does that initial decision affect the way Canberra play out that tackle, yeah I'm sure it does? But if they had not and the Raiders had scored, I'd probably be sitting here telling you that a try had been scored off an incorrect decision," External link

newshub Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If we had one referee tonight we would have got the decision wrong," "Because they would have awarded six again. The fact is that play, and the contact from the kick did not warrant the awarding of six more tackles" External link

newshub Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The head referee does call six more but then immediately gets a call from the assistant and one of the touch judges that it was off a Raiders player," External link

abc-au Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

smh Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

theage Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s very disappointing that the game has been mired in controversy after that initial six-again call but ultimately I believe the decision not to give six more tackles was correct,” External link

smh Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course I can understand where people are coming from when they look at incidents they put their own interpretation on. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 30, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course I can understand where people are coming from when they look at incidents they put their own interpretation on. " External link

smh Monday, September 30, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 23, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. Jake Trbojevic (left) and Daly Cherry-Evans react to the sin-binning in the loss to South Sydney. " External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 23, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

theage Monday, September 23, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. Jake Trbojevic (left) and Daly Cherry-Evans react to the sin-binning in the loss to South Sydney. " External link

theage Monday, September 23, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can see a case for it," External link

smh Monday, September 23, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It could be. There may be a case to introduce five minutes for some offences. " External link

smh Monday, September 23, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not a new rule," "It's been around for two years and it was supported by some of the biggest names in the game from a coaching perspective. It's not a good look for the game and players need to know there's a sanction that goes with it" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are always going to be controversial decisions that divide opinion, but from what I saw by attending both games I thought they were handled quite well," "They were allowed to run and the penalty counts were reasonably low and they weren't afraid to make the big calls when they were required. I don't know what else we can ask from officials. There will always be people that disagree, but that's just life" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's not a new rule," "It's been around for two years and it was supported by some of the biggest names in the game from a coaching perspective. It's not a good look for the game and players need to know there's a sanction that goes with it" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There are always going to be controversial decisions that divide opinion, but from what I saw by attending both games I thought they were handled quite well," "They were allowed to run and the penalty counts were reasonably low and they weren't afraid to make the big calls when they were required. I don't know what else we can ask from officials. There will always be people that disagree, but that's just life" External link

smh Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

smh Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try-scoring situation," External link

newshub Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was a professional foul in a try scoring situation. Last week I publicly criticised a referee for not using the sin-bin in similar circumstances [in the Canberra-Melbourne game]. If Jake doesn't grab the support player, the consequences don't occur.'' Souths coach Wayne Bennett said of the Trbojevic incident that other players had been binned for similar offences and ''you roll the dice''. The 32,127 fans at ANZ Stadium were entitled to think an upset was brewing around the hour mark. Moses Suli, one of Manly's best, had terrorised Dane Gagai to score early in the second half before Jack Goseiwski courageously dived on a Cherry-Evans grubber to give the Sea Eagles the lead. Souths pair Adam Doueihi and Alex Johnston clashed heads trying to stop Gosieswki and were both eventually forced from the field for head injury assessments. Sam Burgess sent a scare through the camp when taken from the field five minutes from full-time after being on the end of a Jorge Taufua hit. Taufua did not disappoint his legion of fans when he thundered into Ethan Lowe a couple of times in the second half. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and his players gathered down south to watch the action and know Wayne Bennett will do everything to get his players to lift again. One area for Bennett to address will be the leaky right-edge defence, where Adam Reynolds was caught out several times. Souths raced to a 10-0 lead through Johnston and Walker and it briefly looked like being a blowout. But Manly dug in for the fight and hit back through Brad Parker and Corey Waddell. Tempers flared late in the first half when Walker was given ten minutes in the bin for slapping Gosiewski, who had helped himself to an extra shove into the back of Doueihi's head after being pinged in-goal. More than two years ago the NRL competition committee, which featured Trent Robinson and then Souths coach Michael Maguire, argued slapping was not a good look for the game. Robinson even said at the time: " External link

brisbanetimes Friday, September 20, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

smh Monday, September 16, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

smh Monday, September 16, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

watoday Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

watoday Monday, September 16, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This was the closest game over the weekend, it was probably the most intense game over the course of the weekend and it was the most controversial game over the course of the weekend," External link

theage Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The tough judge will obviously pay the price for that and he knows that comes with the territory. " External link

theage Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think we have seen an increase in some incidents this year that we perhaps haven't seen in recent years," External link

theage Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The NRL has actually given this some thought recently and will further discuss golden point variations with the competition committee when it meets early in November. Over the years, there have been a number of alternatives floated, such as golden try, minimum time periods and even scrapping it all together. None of these have generated much traction, however, I do think both teams should get at least one possession each before a match is decided" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I do think the NCAA [college football] model is quite a good option as it ensured both teams get at least one possession before the match is decided" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is a cage there as everyone knows which slides down and effectively cuts the tunnel or the gateway off from the general public. Because it was a sin bin and wasn’t at the start of the game or in the second half or full-time it wasn’t closed entirely," External link

theage Monday, September 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Clearly, as has been in the case with many instances in the past, the NRL can issue banning notices to people we don’t want to see at our games if they’re going to act with that kind of behaviour," External link

theage Monday, September 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We have to see obviously what happens next weekend before we determine which clubs are likely to host in week one of the finals," External link

newshub Monday, September 2, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “We are in a very tense part of the year, teams are trying settle their position in the eight or qualify for the eight,” External link

theage Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In my view, it shows he was marginally offside. I think this shows he was offside," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I would have been comfortable if that had taken place," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I will back the referees for taking action to protect player safety," External link

theage Monday, August 26, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Wade Graham ) : "Since the game was played most of the commentary around this particular incident seems to have concentrated on whether the video referee missed the contact from Wade Graham as the ball bounced between his arms," External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 19, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think it's best if we put a stop to it now because I don't want the referees to have to act on it," External link

newshub Monday, August 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Paul Green ) : "These are matters that are open to interpretation. I'm happy for Paul to have a different view," "But our view, based on the interpretations that the referees have to act under and the discussions we had with coaches at the start of the year is that these two incidents had enough doubt over them that you would at least not say they were wrong" External link

newshub Monday, August 5, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I know that the competition is tight and that we are getting towards the pointy end of the competition but we are seeing more and more players that are questioning decisions, wanting to get involved in debates or sometimes arguing with the on field referees as to whether decisions are right or wrong," External link

theage Monday, August 5, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I don’t want to see games impacted at this stage of the year or in the finals simply because players have the ability to control this," External link

theage Monday, August 5, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “All incidents from the weekend that raise any kind of concern are reviewed (on Monday) morning, prior to the media briefing on (Monday) afternoon,” External link

theage Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The match officials were faced with a situation where they could identify, based on the replay of the video, that there was shoulder to head contact," "There was a serious injury – on the face of it – that flowed from that incident. They decided to take the action that they did based on that shoulder to head contact" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 29, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The match review committee can look at the incident without any time constraints, and the one thing they need to determine is if the contact was unavoidable," "One player was trying to score and you had two other players trying to stop him, and in the course of that there was accidental contact from shoulder to head and they felt he couldn't avoid that" External link

smh Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Monday, July 22, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "She will be assessed like any other official over the course of the weekend and what happens beyond here depends purely on performance," External link

abc-au Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think certainly interaction between the on-field officials and video referee trying to pick up some of these incidents has improved and I hope we will see that improvement continue," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

smh Monday, July 15, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We’re not proposing these things will change, but I think it’s worthy of discussion if it’s going to make it easier for the officials to make decisions," "Over the remaining weeks of the competition we’ll give that some more thought and do some work on it internally. We’ll look to see if we can further simplify our rules to take some of the controversy out of it. We need to hear the views of the rugby league community and the competition committee generally" External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the criticism that has been directed at them has been unfair and unwarranted," External link

theage Monday, July 15, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Gavin Badger ) : "The referee [Badger] saw it, and for a reason, I don't understand allowed play to continue," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The other angle cast doubt in their mind about their initial thoughts, and they didn't need to do that," "That's a training issue that management of the bunker have to deal with" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "They are highly capable officials and I'm sure they will bounce back quickly," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It was made very clear to the referees when they see these head knocks and indicators of a player being unsteady on his feet they've got a responsibility to stop the game," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 8, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Some of the mistakes we've seen over the last few weeks simply aren't good enough," "They're mistakes that shouldn't have been made. We need to try and find out why and what they're doing to hopefully ensure it doesn't happen again leading into the finals series" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 8, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In our view, that's a loose carry," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The referees should have stopped the game when they say that," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley explained : "That's the front-on angle, you can see the fingers on the ball... the fingers are spread on the ball," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "One of the things they take into consideration - whether they agree or disagree - is the degree of force in all sorts of incidents," "And clearly - I haven’t spoken to the MRC (match review committee) and we do speak to them afterwards so we will get some further clarity around this - clearly they didn't feel the degree of force warranted more than a G1 charge" External link

theage Monday, July 8, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There were obviously a number of incidents [on Saturday] night and across the course of the weekend that will need a review on Monday. I will make my position clear after I see all available footage" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, July 7, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "No one was dropped. Regardless of what happens in any one round of football, or any one game of football, we've still got a responsibility to try and put our best people into games each week," "The fact that a mistake has been made or a misjudgment has been carried out doesn't necessarily mean that someone is then unfit to continue officiating in the NRL. Sometimes they will make mistakes" External link

qt Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The send-off has never been dead. Referees have always had the option to put players in the sin bin or send them off based on the circumstances. Sending someone off is a big call and they have to be certain that the action on the field warrants it," External link

qt Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "This is the biggest game of the year to date," External link

smh Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We'll make a decision over next 24 hours about who are the best officials we have available for Origin, we have a responsibility to the game to do that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, July 1, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "My best estimate is somewhere between 1.30 and 1.40 (minutes), that he returned to the field too early," External link

tvnz Monday, July 1, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I can't say to you that any one of these decisions would mean that a particular official would or would not get an Origin nod," External link

tvnz Monday, July 1, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In these cases there is no instruction to the video officials that they must react quickly, that they must react with only a certain number of replays," External link

newshub Monday, July 1, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Looking at the demerit points is certainly one of our options," External link

theage Monday, June 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "Of course that’s the concern. There have been things that have happened in our game over many decades where we have had to take particular policy decisions to try and ensure that our environment is as safe as possible," External link

theage Monday, June 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Brad Fittler ) : "I’ve had a discussion with Brad Fittler about this matter and I know Bernie Sutton has also had a discussion with Brad," External link

theage Friday, June 14, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In many cases they are deliberate attempts to slow the game down and stop teams from scoring," External link

theage Monday, May 20, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about error ) : "That's not an error we would not normally expect in a game," "The officials in that game are currently under review ... and we'll see what transpires [on Tuesday)] when the refereeing appointments come out" External link

theherald-au Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I'm not going to be critical of that fact; it was one of those decisions that required action, he took action," "Some people will believe the action should've been stronger, others won't" External link

theherald-au Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "When the AFL play at all their grounds they have minimum standards of firmness and other measures," External link

smh Monday, May 6, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There's a whole program in place for the treatment of the turf across the whole weekend," External link

smh Monday, May 6, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The real decision is did he try to play the ball before the defenders had a time to release or were the defenders interfering in the play-the-ball by holding on too long?" External link

newshub Monday, April 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "If you moved this into the first 10 minutes of the first half of the game, it probably doesn't even rate a mention. In the context of the game, it's a massive call," "You can't hang the referees on that outcome when you look at what they're confronted with" External link

newshub Monday, April 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We both agree it should have been a penalty," External link

theage Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : “It’s important for me to say that as an administration, we didn’t find that acceptable, that it took as long as it did for the game to stop,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 15, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "The laws of the game allow for play to continue while players are out of play and treated for minor injuries, but it has always been the case that when referees become aware of a possible serious injury, the game should stop," External link

abc-au Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're not going to jump to any conclusions about that," External link

theage Monday, March 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "We're not going to jump to any conclusions about that," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The question here is, is this a dangerous tackle, as opposed to just tackling someone in mid-air?" External link

newshub Monday, March 18, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "As much as possible, I asked the referees to stay out of the game, allow the games to flow," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In the strict interpretation of the law you could penalise almost every ruck, every time you set the 10 metres, every scrum," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The issue around penalty tries is that the referee, or the video referee, may award a penalty try if in his opinion, a try would have been scored if not for unfair play from the player on the defending team," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 18, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "As much as possible, I asked the referees to stay out of the game, allow the games to flow," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In the strict interpretation of the law you could penalise almost every ruck, every time you set the 10 metres, every scrum," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The issue around penalty tries is that the referee, or the video referee, may award a penalty try if in his opinion, a try would have been scored if not for unfair play from the player on the defending team," External link

theage Monday, March 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's all intended to try and maintain interest in the competition for the participants, for our fans and members and people who come through the gates each week," External link

newshub Monday, March 4, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It keeps the fans engaged for longer into the season," External link

qt Monday, March 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

theage Monday, March 4, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

smh Monday, March 4, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "In terms of player welfare and workload, teams getting a week off before the finals is beneficial to them," "The four teams who play the extra game ... you wouldn't think under normal circumstances they would go as deep into the finals as other teams" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, March 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley told : "We want more attacking and enjoyable football that will lure people through the gates and increase television ratings," External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The referees will be instructed to stay out of the game as much as possible," External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "The main stats we monitor are about the number of stoppages in games, the length of stoppages in games and the amount of time the ball is in play," "Unfortunately over the past few years those stats have been heading in the wrong direction. We have to try and reverse that trend" External link

qt Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is clearly an unacceptable risk of injury from these tackles and we believe we need to have an adequate deterrent in place to improve player safety," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "There is clearly an unacceptable risk of injury from these tackles and we believe we need to have an adequate deterrent in place to improve player safety," External link

smh Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:59:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "I hope not. I've come out very strongly in support of Jarryd and we have spoken privately about his value to the club. " External link

smh Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I think our system is fine," External link

smh Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Ricky Stuart ) : "The side that [Stuart] picks is entirely up to him," External link

smh Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

radioaustralianews Friday, August 5, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

abc-au Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:10:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "You asked 'have you at this stage met Jarryd?' I said that I hadn't, and that was 100 per cent true [at the time]," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "From the first meeting with Jarryd – bearing in mind we'd been in discussions with Beavis – to the moment he signed, it was about eight hours," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "I wouldn't portray it as a blessing, because I don't want to be disrespectful to Daly. They say things often happen for a reason and had that not happened we probably wouldn't have been in the market for Nathan Peats and Konrad Hurrell or Jarryd Hayne" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Graham Annesley said : "It's an indication of the type of football they're playing, people like watching it," External link

smh Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT

Graham Annesley said ( about Jarryd Hayne ) : "The deal wasn't agreed upon until close to 10 o'clock last night," "Not only has Jarryd agreed to terms for the next two years but also agreed to make himself available to play for the Titans for the remainder of the 2016 season. So Jarryd will be available to play on Sunday against the Warriors" External link

abc-au Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:13:00 AM EAT



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