The NRL has cut the number of Bunker officials from two to one after the Roosters were wrongfully denied a try against Newcastle last week.
The error – considered the last straw – came after a string of Bunker upsets this season.
As a result of the mistake, which meant Lindsay Collins was denied a try due to an apparent obstruction from Nat Butcher, Graham Annesley took a proposal to the Australian Rugby League Commission to implement the change ahead of the finals.
"Earlier this year, the change from two on-field referees to one has simplified officiating, resulting in a high standard being maintained so far this season," Annesley said. "Referees have demonstrated increased confidence to make their own decisions.
"Similarly, by reducing the number of people involved in the review process, we feel Bunker officials will also feel more confident in making decisions without consultation, thereby avoiding potential conflicting views or doubt that may, on occasions, be created by the involvement of a second review official."
The mistake against the Roosters on Saturday night was said to be the result of a dispute between the two Bunker officials.
On the Collins decision, Annesley said: "If you talk about using the common term of 'pub test' in this, there's no way this stands up to scrutiny as an obstruction. In that situation, what can you expect Butcher to do?
The changes will come into effect from round 19, starting on Thursday.
"The primary expectation of everyone involved in the game is to see the Bunker make prompt, accurate decisions," Annesley said. They have no interest in what happens behind the scenes so they will notice no difference during games other than what we believe will be improved decision-making.
The decision will be reviewed at the end of the year alongside the new on-field rules for 2020, including the move to a one-ref system and the six-again rule.
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