The NRL has axed the bunker officials from last night’s Roosters and Parramatta clash after several controversial calls.

The NRL has axed the bunker officials involved in last night’s Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels game after several controversial calls in the Eels’ 31-18 win.

NRL head of football Graham Annesley met with Referees coach Jared Maxwell in the aftermath of the match and declared they were “extremely unhappy” about several decisions throughout the clash.

As a result, the match officials in the bunker from last night’s game who were due to officiate tonight have been pulled from their duties and replaced.

“Referees Coach Jared Maxwell and I spoke at length immediately following the game last night,” Annesley said in a statement released by the NRL this morning.

“While we cannot comment about specific incidents which may be subject to the match review process, more generally, Jared and I were extremely unhappy about a number of decisions which occurred throughout the game. As a result, the bunker officials involved, who were due to officiate again tonight, have been replaced.

“They will not officiate again in Round Nine. We expect a high standard of performance from all of our match officials, and they are accountable for their performances just like everyone else in the game. The performance last night did not meet our expectations.”

More to come.

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