I don't think the turf was the problem, if you look at the scrums that dropped down, both props have their shoulders below their hips. This results in their drives being angled downwards, hence when the bind slips both props go down (not stand up). If it was a turf problem, you would expect poor footing to result in a props hips dropping due to his legs slipping.
Not to mention there was not a single straight feed from the South Africans all game! I recall at least one Welsh put in being straight as it was won against the head. I actually agree with how he handled the situation in the end, as the same side of the scrum kept going down he was well within his rights to sin bin both players. »
The final try was heart breaking as a Welsh fan. For several minutes up to that Wales were really smashing the Springboks and it looked like it would be a close fight right up to the final whistle. Regardless of an offside player being involved in the final try, the kick should have been dealt with by Priestland, it was an error that should not be made at international level. South Africa deserved to win in the end. »
Prized prat? As I stated in the first sentence I am not denying that a bite took place. I am asking whether the video evidence was conclusive proof that there was intent and that this wasn't an unusual accident. In cases of stamping the citing committees have shown a habit of bringing intent into the equation where it comes to bans (ie the Horwill AWJ incident). »