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Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary.

We saw a number of instances of a kicker being tackled in week one of the finals and there is a fine line between good kick pressure and coming in too late to concede a penalty.

Gavin Badger and Kasey Badger explain what the referees take into account when deciding whether it's a penalty or play on when a kicker is tackled.

They also look at the big moment in Friday's Storm-Souths game when Greg Inglis scored a try after an offload from Robert Jennings who was being tackled by Billy Slater.

The Storm believed Jennings had passed off the ground and Suliasi Vunivalu stopped to remonstrate with the touch judge but replays showed the decision to be correct.

The refs discuss some of the reactions they get from players and how they deal with those complaints.

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