Matthew Elliott. Photo by Getty
Warriors' coach Matthew Elliott backs the change
affecting how tries will be awarded in the NRL in 2013.
The "benefit of the doubt" rule in favour of the attacking
team has been scrapped and the on-field referees will have to
make a call before referring a try-scoring incident to the
Elliott says there are bound to be teething problems, but
believes the change is a positive step for the game.
"I think what people are after is the referees to make a
decision and then let the technology either support that or
go against that," he said.
"That's what they (the ARL Commission) have done - the refs
make a decision rather than go upstairs all the time. I
actually really like it."
Meanwhile, Elliott, who took over as Warriors' coach after
the club finished a disappointing third last this year, is
encouraged with the way the club's pre-season program has
"I want to pay tribute to the players and the way they've
embraced a new system and a pretty tough regime as far as
training goes," he said.
"I've been pretty impressed with the leadership they've shown
right across the groups."
Elliott - yet to announce the 2013 skipper - was giving
little away on Thursday.
Second-rower Simon Mannering has had the job for the past
The Warriors have their final pre-Christmas training session
on Friday and will reassemble on January 3.