The NRL Bunker is powered by a world class fibre network from almost every NRL venue in 2017 to improve the accuracy, consistency, efficiency and transparency of the decision review process.

The Bunker in numbers

57 The NRL Bunker is equipped with 57 monitors.
20 racks of servers across the NRL Bunker and mobile venue kits.
20 HD video feeds from NRL stadia to the NRL Bunker.
29 kilometres of cable at the Bunker.
3 Broadcast cameras on remote control pan and tilt heads will beam pictures of the official review room to broadcasters for integration into their program.
100% Switch glass technology provides 100% visual security in game for NRL Video Review officials.

The Bunker also contains a fully integrated communications system and remote control of the on-site try/no try graphic elements from the Video Referees touchscreen.

Incidents reviewable by the Bunker in 2017

Point Scoring Plays

  • Grounding
  • Knock on
  • Obstruction
  • Double Movement
  • Offside (Section 14 or from Kick)
  • Goal or Field Goal (ball travelling between uprights and over crossbar only)
  • Touchline/Dead in Goal/Touch in Goal
  • Tackle in the air
  • Stealing the ball (2 or more defenders)
  • Foul Play

Reportable Foul Play

For the Bunker to become involved in an issue of foul play, the incident must be deemed to be "On Report" – more than just a penalty.

Goal Line Dropouts and 20 Metre Restarts

The Bunker can review who last touched the ball before it went touch in goal/dead in goal and how the game should restart.