Was a punch but what a dive.
Cullen proving what a waste of space he is. Looks like theres a really strong wind
Jeez, Barnes is giving every decision to Leinster.
Wayne Barnes keeping Leinster in the game with his interpretation here.
What a rubbish referee!! Cullen should have been sent off after that punch. 2 minutes earlier that idiot ruined a good chance for Clermont
Barnes is calling really n'importe quoi.
I think there was something in his career that made him too worried of being accused of pro-french bias...
Plenty of penalties have been given to Clermont Barnes has overall been fair.
What? Looked like Nacewa just ran into the Clermont player?
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Clermont not exactly making it easy on themselves though - if they cut the errors then they could well have a try or two, but they just lack the discipline.
Sivivatu's stupid trip on Nacewa just then emphasises the point - there was no way Nacewa would get to that kick, why risk it? It's just given Leinster 3pts.
He did, but Sivivatu changed his run to run across him - you're allowed to run straight and if people run in to you that's fine, you're not allowed to make them hit you though.What? Looked like Nacewa just ran into the Clermont player?
Clermont fans booing for what was obviously a completely accidental boot to face classy.
I think Barnes has been consistently S**t for both sides. You can hardly accuse him of bias as he has a reputation as the biggest hometown ref around. I think leinster have lost the agresiveness of the first few minutes, and they can't kick it away with a big wind against them. Leinsters backrow are not at the races so far.
If Leinster can't start to compete up front then there's only one way this match is going to turn out. Not sure what they can do to change that though, because they're simply getting out muscled. The lineout is an area they can improve though.
Barnes has a rep for deciding who's going to win before the kick off. He doesn't like games not following a script.
He's in Leinsters pocket today. Clermont are up against it.
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Clermont are off their feet in the majority of the rucks..that said Leinster are playing shite.
We'll see how they will play now
People need to realise dominance at the scrum does not mean penalties every scrum you get the penalty when the other team does something illegal which going backwards is not.