VIDEO: Somebody get that referee glasses
REACTION: Match officials took centre stage, for all the wrong reasons, after the dramatic 16-all draw between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington on Sunday.
The first of four Bledisloe Cup matches – the two teams’ first outings since the World Cup in Japan last year – had it all.
The was skills, drama, tension and some great play.
However, it was two controversial moments by match officials – both massive mistakes in favour of the All Blacks – that caused the biggest post-match debate.
New Zealand’s first try, in the opening half, was allowed to stand despite footage showing Rieko Ioane had put a foot in touch earlier in the movement.
And near the end of an intense match, the All Blacks secured a controversial and illegal turnover, which allowed them to escape with the draw.
It is sure to come up in discussions ahead of next week’s second Bledisloe Cup match in Auckland.
Watch these dramatic plays unfold on video!
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