Sun 29 Jan 2023 | 01:34

VIDEO: Wallabies take shots at French ref in tasteless tennis skit

VIDEO: Wallabies take shots at French ref in tasteless tennis skit
Sun 29 Jan 2023 | 01:34
VIDEO: Wallabies take shots at French ref in tasteless tennis skit
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WATCH as Wallabies duo Nic White and Ned Hanigan take part in bizarre scenes at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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The players were given the chance to release some pent-up anger by whacking tennis balls against a target.

That target just happened to be French referee Mathieu Raynal’s face, which was bouncing around a screen.

See below for background

Probably the most controversial decision in all of rugby in 2022 was the Wallabies being punished for time wasting by Raynal in the final seconds of a Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship Test in September against the All Blacks, which ultimately gave the All Blacks a scrum five metres out to secure a 39-37 win.

Even though months have passed since then, it is clearly still a painful subject in Australia, so much so that the scrumhalf was given the chance to exact revenge on the Frenchman.

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Moments after the final whistle was blown in Melbourne, the No.9 could be heard shouting: “That just cost us the Rugby Championship!”

Raynal went on to explain his decision, saying: “That’s not fair what you did at the end, you just ran the time and if you think that I’m not capable of giving a scrum, you made a mistake.”

Additional source: @RugbyOnslaught

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