Personally, I thought the very first penalty in minute one spelt out how badly Steve Walsh was going to reff the game. For me Bod was first tackler and Henderson was entitled to compete on his feet. It was held in and penalty should have gone to Ireland. Nigel Owen had to step onto pitch to signal another penalty and Barnes could be clearly seen with the hand on the hip for the blatantly obvious forward pass at the end, but still we had to enjour several minutes of playback for him to see what every one saw live. But no chance of him going upstairs when try scored at crowded post for which he had to move position to view final destination of ball but not actual grounding. Cian Healy can keep him on the Christmas card list. Despite his best efforts the game in both quality and excitement didn't fail to entertain. Come back Alaine Rowland. One more year! One more year!
Phil it possibly comes as a surprise to you, but both Kearney brothers are much lauded by the ladies and few have a bad word to say about them unlike Canadien content. Maybe you misunderstood or misread the comments before labeling me a sexist. Like the use of French. Makes you sound sophisticated.