I'm a 100% neutral, so I'm only going by what I can see in the vid. But it seems to me that SANZAR is wrong and the TMO was correct. The Sharks player reaches around the Bulls player and knocks the ball straight up in the air so that it comes down right above the next Bulls player in the lineout, who reaches up and taps it back to the halfback. As the TMO says, "no clear and obvious knock forward" and no interference. But I'm sure others may see it differently.
I've followed the All Blacks all my life but this game made the ancestral Irish blood from both sides of my family stir in the veins. I was glad the ABs won but I could've handled this loss OK, if that's the way it had turned out. The best I've seen Ireland play and although they didn't score the points when it mattered, they somehow didn't deserve to come second either. »
I have never suggested that another teams' indiscretions should be copied just because they commit them. My general point is that all teams are indiscrete at times (and that's putting it mildly in some cases) but many people can only ever see one side's sins when they're playing certain teams. And it gets so ridiculous sometimes that even a mild-mannered student of the game like me feels like trying to restore some sort of balance. »