Sideline ref Raynal kept butting in to bring up a lot of NZs infringements in the first half but most of them checked out in the end. He then made a bizzare forward pass call against the irish. He probably felt the need to not look like he was picking on the All Blacks the whole game and so had to give an unfair call against the irish. The pass was clearly backwards.
Barnes had a good game. Yes he missed a clear forward pass many years ago against France in that RWC semi but he's reffed us a lot since then and he's been good.
not taking anything away from ireland they were better on the day and i thought barnes had one of his better games.just curious as to how many games the a.b`s have lost over the same period you have the barnes record for.