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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Isaac Ross yellow card against the Springboks

The Isaac Ross yellow card against the Springboks

On Saturday in Durban the Springboks beat New Zealand for the second week in a row as they applied immense pressure on the tourists, resulting in a few moments of indiscipline which they were penalised for by stringent Welsh referee Nigel Owens.

Owens has come under criticism in some circles for the way in which he reffed the match, and most notably for a few questionable decisions.

Some have asked if they can take a look at the Isaac Ross incident again, which many feel was totally incorrect by Owens, costing the All Blacks as they lost their chief lineout option and decision maker for an important period in the match.

After the match, Isaac Ross was still unsure of what happened, as he felt he did nothing wrong. Owens though, felt it was cynical and yellow carded him.

"I thought the ball was out and I asked, but I got no reaction so I had a little bit of a brain snap. I thought it was out, but you can't take back the past," Ross said.

"I made a call and obviously it was the wrong one. I let the team down."

This clip has comments from Tony Johnson, former All Black Ian Jones, and former Springbok coach Ian McIntosh.


Time: 01:46

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