Scotland fans have been left with a bitter taste after giving up a 23-14 point lead to fall to the All Blacks at Murrayfield.
The Scots were hoping for a historic win after the team rallied from a 14-0 deficit to score 23 unanswered points, but it left plenty of chances as numerous turnovers occurred attacking the All Blacks line. .
Scotland had multiple chances to score tries that were lost as the All Blacks’ loose strikers made sure to hold penalties at crucial moments.
Many Scottish fans felt the turning point was a yellow card for a ‘deliberate’ knockout when Australian Jack Dempsey stuck out an arm to attempt an interception.
Reduced to 14 men, the All Blacks scored two tries while Dempsey was out of the park, including Mark Telea’s second try, which many felt deserved a second look from the TMO with unanswered questions about the defeat.
Savea’s run causes Scotland to bite, Ioane somehow getting his hands free and offloading Telea for his second try of the game.
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) November 13, 2022
The try was conceded on the field without a second glance at Telea’s placement, who saw the ball bounce off his chest area as he launched.
Scotland fans felt a second look was necessary, writing that the humiliation was “never in control” and “suspected of punishing”.
After watching a replay of the attempt on the big screen as Jordie Barrett lined up his kick, fans on the ground “screamed blue murder,” according to another fan.
Telea never has control of the ball 😂 wow #SCOvNZL
— Lukhanyo Am Stan account (@GoTeamGoSports1) November 13, 2022
It was not a deliberate touch, NZ tried one last time to ground the suspect, Graham stumbled in the last few minutes, Scotland was persistently penalized at the line, NZ not in similar circumstances. Farce. There’s a new Joubert in town. #SCOvNZL #The Rugby
—Steven Burns (@stevenroyburns) November 13, 2022
The fun moment yesterday was when the crowd, normally silent in this part of the world during a kick, watched the replay of AB’s last attempt and thought Telea touched and proceeded to yell blue murder as Jordie nailed the sideline that sealed the play. conversion #SCOvNZL
— Max Power 🇺🇦 (@jrodbourn) November 14, 2022
#SCOvNZL I was delighted to see Scotland come from behind after the first 10 minutes, and they played much better than in previous games. However, Mark Telea’s last attempt did not have the ball under control. Why didn’t the referee check? I only ask to learn. Can’t question after bestowing?
—Sue (@kizzy1lucy) November 13, 2022
#SCOvNZL Once again, Scotland got rid of bad refereeing decisions. He never deliberately hit and dropped the ball for the last down. Big teams always have to win huh…
— Elmer (@ElmerFudd1978) November 13, 2022
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