The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup in incredible fashion as Jordie Barrett scores a try in the corner for a 39-37 win.
It was only possible after French referee Mathieu Raynal gave the All Blacks a scrum feed after deciding that Bernard Foley was guilty of time wasting.
“Delayed game, essentially. Delayed game on the restart,” Sean Maloney says.
Scenes! What an end to this match. I can’t keep up so please forgive any typos. Foley has given away a scrum when he had the ball in his hand. The referee has awarded a scrum to New Zealand 5m from the line. I have no idea why. The commentators are baffled. How cruel this would be if NZ win it.
Fans Reaction on Mathieu Raynal decision
“We were not good enough. Props to New Zealand. They are world class. We have to go back to the drawing board.”
Wallabies lock Jed Holloway is extremely gracious after that heartbreaking defeat
“The referee has a job to do,” Holloway says.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has spoken to Stan Sport about the heartbreaking finish and that controversial refereeing call for time wasting,
“I’m gutted. We deserve better. The couple of yellow cards. We were down 31-13. To fight back showed character. Disappointing way to lose it,” Rennie said.
The coach then watched replays of French referee Mathieu Raynal dealing with Bernard Foley before giving the All Blacks a scrum.
“I was talking to Bernard. He told the boys to play but there was no real urgency. The clock… I don’t know. It lacks a bit of feeling for such an important moment in the game. You would have thought kick it out and let us play the last couple of minutes.
“Tough to take.”