Everyone's saying the same thing about the Rugby League World Cup final referee 4 years ago

Everyone's saying the same thing about the Rugby League World Cup final referee

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For England's Rugby League players, Saturday was an enormous occasion.

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Having never won a World Cup, this was the opportunity to write history as they faced Australia in the final in Brisbane.

Obviously, overcoming the Aussie team was never going to be straightforward for Wayne Bennett's side. The reigning world champions, The Kangaroos were the pre-tournament favourites. There was no doubt about it that England would have to be at their best.

With all those factors considered, many of those tuning in for the BBC One coverage of the game on Saturday morning - be it fans of the sport or not - expressed their surprise that a game of such magnitude was being refereed byย Gerard Sutton, an Australian. Some even went as far as suggesting that this might have had an influence on some of his decision making...

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