2010 Premiership winner Jamie Soward believes the NRL need to have a serious think about reverting the game back to one referee after watching the opening game of the World Cup between Australia and England.
Sowie told Triple M's The Weekenders the game was much smoother with just the one whistle blower in charge.
"I think it's better, the game flows a lot more," Sowie said.
"There's no having to change or having a dominate referee.
"The ruck looks a lot tidier to be honest, so in and around the play the ball just looks not as messy with having another guy in there yelling 'get off' and all that kind of stuff.
"I think it was a lot smoother but there's a few things the NRL could change going forward maybe back to one referee, a few rules changes but the game last night flowed."
Social media was also liking the change back to the one referee system.