Phil S wrote:just saw this on twitter
This is hilarious...the Aussies will get back to their coach and have a parking ticket, they'll get a flat tyre getting home, have a fire drill in the middle of the night and get to the airport and have their flight cancelled and lose all their luggage
great game and very harsh on the Aussies
We did seem to get the 50/50 decisions, but come on, its the Aussies. They deserve it.
They really weren't 50/50 calls though.
Hooper was offside for the 1st disallowed try. If he had stopped (the laws actually state that he must retreat) to be played on side by his teammate, then he would not have been in a position to score the "try".
For the 2nd disallowed try, Moore was obstructing Robshaw and preventing him from making a clear tackle. I'm not sure Robshaw would have prevented the score, but the fact remains that Moore was obstructing and it was a penalty to England.
I really don't understand why they pissed about looking a Daly's try for so long, the touch judge didn't think the ball had gone out of play, there was nothing obvious from the TMO so why spend 10 minutes trying to find a blade of grass that wasn't there?
They did the same with Samoa's 2nd try this week, if there is nothing clear and obvious the score should stand.
I think they got one decision wrong last week, England should have had a try after 6 or 7 minutes. A knock on was given against Launchbury, when in fact it was knocked back by Kurandrani, George Ford (I think) went on to score, but it was pulled back for a scrum. Had the Ref gone to the TMO for that the try would have stood. Funny how Barnes & Co weren't going on a bout that after the game, I guess it wasn't controversial enough as it was against England.
Personally, I think they got one decision wrong this week too, I think Danny Care knocked on before Brown's try. I don't think that had a great effect on the eventual result though.