What possible reason would fans of the *winning* team have to unfairly criticise the referee's performance? How can you, as a neutral, honestly say that you understood or agreed with all of his breakdown decisions? It was clearly a matter of interpretation, but unfortunately Pollock's interpretation favoured the southern hemisphere team.
That kind of cheeky 'punch' can easily provoke a big scrap and get opposing players sent off for retaliating. That said the 9 getting involved in the first place probably provoked Messam so all's fair really. »
This game was not televised. You can hear someone on the ref's mic mention that there's no video during the clip. This is one of the strongest arguments against giving TMOs more powers: not all games actually have them