FOOTAGE: Does Dane Coles get away with smashing Ned Hanigan in the face?
While the All Blacks Wallabies Bledisloe 2 is undoubtedly an instant classic, it had it’s fair share of niggle.
An incident early in the second half which saw Retallick accidentally lift Ned Hanigan as they were getting up was picked up by the referee’s assistant – however, a blow by the forearm of Dane Coles moments earlier seems to have gone unnoticed.
Just seconds before the lift, as Hanigan is being held at the bottom of the ruck by Retallick, Coles steams in and knocked the Wallaby backrow to the ground with his arm, apparently to the face of Hanigan.
The second shot also seems to show Coles’ at best flailing arms appear to knock Hannigan over.
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