Sheens wants to meet with NRL over referees' calls
Tim Sheens wants to meet with the NRL over its standard of officiating, after launching a strangely-timed rant following Wests Tigers' record-breaking 66-18 win over North Queensland.
Despite claiming the club's biggest win in almost 15 years, Sheens was left furious over several calls at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.
He took the firmest exception to the application of offside rulings, claiming a second-half try to Luciano Leilua should have been denied with the Cowboy in front of the kicker.
Adding insult to injury, he was then left frustrated by referee Ben Cummins' decision to call back a Stefano Utoikumanu intercept moments later, when a Tigers teammate was called offside.
Play was initially allowed to continue as Cummins ran up field, before he eventually blew a penalty and handed the ball back to the Cowboys.
North Queensland scored from the next set to make it 36-18 with 20 minutes to play, before the Tigers killed off their momentum and scored five more late tries.
"I will be at the referee's bunker and onto it next week, big time," Sheens said.
"If Luc wasn't offside I can't believe it. And then they come back when Stef's run half the field to picked up a player that had nothing to do with it. Ridiculous
"The 10 metres was ridiculous. To say we come back 50 metres for a line break, comes back and penalises us.
"And then they were offside (by a long way) sometimes on the short line. So inconsistent."
Sheens was also unhappy with bunker official Kasey Badger's decision to deny Joe Ofahengaue a first-half try, when it was ruled he did not apply downward pressure chasing a kick.
"Ofahengaue scored," Sheens said.
"I don't care what she says in the bunker, Ofahengaue's put both forearms at the ball there on the ground. That's a try.
"I'm not happy, so I'm going to go and say a few things.
"I don't care about the scoreline. I'm not happy."