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Trbojevic sin bin proves league is the greyest game of all

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21.09.2019

You don't get long to enjoy the lofty title of being the "worst decision in the history of rugby league".

Why, only last week, it was Suliasi Vunivalu being adjudged to have poked a fingernail over the sideline when it soon became apparent he remained in the field of play.

Now we have a new champion in the sin-binning of Jake Trbojevic in Manly's loss to South Sydney, a defeat that ended Manly's season and sent the Rabbitohs on the road to Canberra next Friday night.

Replay

Of course, it all depends who you support, or even who you listen to in attempting to digest the incident. Opinions must be formed in an instant in the social media age, but the experts on the couch can be swayed by the experts on the television screens or radio.

While the Vunivalu decision was just plain wrong – they do happen and officials don't deserve to be treated as if they've just burned down a school – the Trbojevic call finds itself inhabiting a strange space where it may be perceived as right and........

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