Disagree with you, Nico. I would recommend you read the IRB Rules again, and have a look at the considered analysis, and accompanying diagrams, here: http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?19009-NZ-v-SA/page7 - at all times, up until the ball leaves the hand of the hooker, Richie was on-side. Great try.
If I might interpret your post for the benefit of the rugby-loving public: "I don't know the rules, I don't know anything about rugby, and I don't like Richie McCaw because his team keeps beating my team. Its not fair, and he must be a cheat."
Jog1986 - yes, it is just sour grapes and bitterness. Pollock was consistent in his decision making, and refereed in the manner common to SH referees (an interpretation which, IMO, is consistent with the laws). I particularly enjoyed how your central piece of evidence of purported bias on the part of Pollock was the decision of the TMO. »