Former referee Bill Harrigan has had his say on the new referee guidelines, telling Triple M that they'll go a long way to make the game more entertaining.
Harrigan called into The Rush Hour with MG on Monday night after the NRL's Head of Football Graham Annesley had been on the show to explain that he'd be telling the referees to "stay out of it" this season.
After calling his former colleague "old school", Triple M NRL's Harrigan went on to explain exactly why the changes are necessary to keep the game flowing.
"You ask people today, when they watch those classic matches in the off-season... they all tell you that the best football that they love watching are the games in the late 80s, the 90s and the early twos," Harrigan said.
"The last 10 years, they're over it. They turn off.
"We want to see free-flowing footy."
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