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Friday 11 May 2012 | Published in Regional


As the rugby league playoffs kick into action this week, officials would like to remind all players and supporters that the referee’s decision is final.

Emotions and passion run high at this stage of the season and referees are keen to see big crowds enjoy passionate rugby league.

Playoff games for first and second ranked teams continue today at the BCI Stadium starting at 5pm in the reserve grade battle between the Bears and Eels.

At 6.30pm the main premier grade match will kick off between first placed Panthers and second-placed Eels.

Games are sure to be bruising affairs. Supporters are encouraged to be out in force to cheer on your boys. Playoffs for third and fourth placed teams will be played out apopo, also at the BCI Stadium. - MW

Friday May 11 – 5.00pm-Reserves, Ref-Bears vs Eagles, Ref-T.Benioni assisted by M.Une and P.Mitchell, (bench official-A.Emile/J.Murray), 6.30pm-Premiers, Ref-Panthers vs Eels, Ref-S.Willis assisted by S.Teiotu and A.Emile, (bench official-T.Manea/P.Ngaroi), Saturday May 12 – 12.00pm-Under 13, Ref-Bears vs Eagles, Ref-J.Murray assisted by J.Hosking and B.Bishop, 1.00pm-Under 16, Ref-Panthers vs Eagles, Ref-P.Ngaroi assisted by J.Hosking and B.Bishop, 2.00pm-Under 19, Ref-Bears vs Eels, Ref-P.Mitchell assisted by A.Emile and M.Une, (bench officials-T.Manuel/K.Kopu), 3.30pm-Reserves, Ref-Panthers vs Eels, Ref-S.Teiotu assisted by J.Murray/S.Willis, (bench official-P.Ngaroi/T.Benioni), 5.00pm-Premiers, Ref-Bears vs Bulldogs, Ref-T.Manea assisted by A.Emile/S.Teiotu, (bench official-J.Whitta/ M.Une).