Well that's extremely poor from the referees, definitely looks like it goes wide from that video. Of course there's no saying that they may have gone on to win the game anyway as they would have had to play with a different mentality if behind, but still, it certainly throws the whole result into disrespute. I would not be happy if I was French!
Ad7 wrote:Imagine if NZ get stripped of the win, the suicide rate in the south island would go through the roof! Give them something to do for once i suppose *trollface*
I agree with you there.
Nah it went through. There was thousands of people there, around half the country watched it, someone would of said something before now. It's just some French idiot trying to get back at us. FAKE RUMOURS!
It looked like it went through anyway, don't know what the fuss is about
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Slartibartfast wrote:I think from that video it looks like it curved and went through.
Either way, it was awarded and so it counts. Nothing more to it.
Whilst that is true in the context of the match maybe this and the Hook penalty that wasn't given will prompt a revision in the way that penalty kicks are monitored.
I don't know the answer but one thing is for sure, as rugby develops the way refs are scrutinised in going to be more and more like football. It is quite sad for the game to think that a RWC has been decided incorrectly.