All Blacks cry foul after Poite U-turn saves Lions
Jul 10 2017
All Blacks captain Kieran Read hoped to celebrate his 100th test match with a win which would clinch a series victory over the British and Irish Lions. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint heading up Fox Sports Australia's digital rugby coverage.
The Lions held the All Blacks 15-15 in the final Test at Eden Park, edging home after referee Romain Poite opted not to give a penalty against Ken Owens for offside.
A freakish late-match decision to hand the Lions an attacking scrum instead of penalty for a Ken Owens offside, however, will undoubtedly hog the headlines, with skipper Kieran Read clearly perplexed by referee Romain Poite's call.
Hansen criticised Lions' replacement scrum-half Rhys Webb for the way in which he drew the 78th-minute penalty which Owen Farrell kicked from long range to level the scores.
"Going back to the World Cup, the same thing happened and Scotland missed out because they didn't use the video".
Kiwi head coach Steve Hansen said his side's execution had let them down but a draw was perhaps fair. I'd have liked that.
"His initial instincts were that it was a penalty, but then he spoke to his team of three and one of them said it was accidental". Probably didn't score the points when we created the opportunities.
But he was drawn back to it through further questioning and he may yet have more to say once the game's officials review the Test in the coming days. "To get one game is magnificent but to get 100 and play as well as this guy has. he's become a real warrior and a great leader for the team".
"Straight away you see the young fellah who caught the ball, he knew: "S***, I shouldn't be catching this" so he chucked it away", said Hansen.
"The more time you have to think about something, we overthink it, and in this case that's what happened. And the people that are running the game need to ask themselves do we need to make it simpler and my answer would be yes".
"We didn't get tunnel-vision", Beauden Barrett said. "We would have been devastated as a group if we had of lost the game from that kick off". "I thought Kieran Read".
"I want to play both positions or wherever the coach wants me to play".