'New Joubert in town': Questions over Telea's match-winning try left unanswered
Scotland fans have been left with a bitter taste after giving up a 23-14 point lead to fall to the All Blacks at Murrayfield.
A historic victory beckoned for the Scots after the side recovered from a 14-0 deficit to score 23 unanswered points but left a host of opportunities out there as numerous turnovers were had attacking the All Blacks line.
Scotland had multiple try scoring opportunities go begging as the All Blacks loose forwards secured holding on penalties at crucial times.
Many Scottish fans felt the turning point was a yellow card for a ‘deliberate’ knock-on when Australian-convert Jack Dempsey stuck an arm out for an attempted intercept.
Reduced to 14-men, the All Blacks scored two tries while Dempsey was off the park including Mark Telea’s second try which many felt deserved a second look from the TMO with questions left unanswered over the put down.
Savea's run makes Scotland bite in, Ioane somehow gets his hands free and offloads to Telea for his 2nd try of the game.
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) November 13, 2022
The try was awarded on-field without a second look at Telea’s placement, which saw the ball bounce up into his chest area as he dove over.
Scotland fans felt it was necessary to have a second look, writing the put down was ‘never in control’ and a ‘suspect grounding’.
After seeing a replay of the try on the big screen as Jordie Barrett lined up his kick, fans at the ground ‘screamed blue murder’ according to another fan.
Telea never in control of the ball 😂 wow #SCOvNZL
Not a deliberate knock on, NZ last try suspect grounding, Graham tripped in last few minutes, Scotland persistently penalised on the line, NZ not in similar circumstances. Farce. There's a new Joubert in town. #SCOvNZL #TheRugby
— Steven Burns (@stevenroyburns) November 13, 2022
Funny moment from yesterday was when the crowd, normally dead silent in this part of the world during a kick, saw the replay of the last ABs try and thought Telea knocked on, and proceeded to scream blue murder while Jordie nailed the game-sealing sideline conversion #SCOvNZL
— Max Power 🇺🇦 (@jrodbourn) November 14, 2022
#SCOvNZL Loved seeing Scotland come back after the first 10 minutes, and they played much better than in previous matches. Last Mark Telea try didn't have the ball under control, though. Why didn't the ref check? Just asking to learn. Can he not question after awarding?
— Sue (@kizzy1lucy) November 13, 2022
#SCOvNZL once again scotland undone by poor refereing decisions. Never a deliberate knock on and dropped the ball for the last try. Big teams always have to win eh…
— Elmer (@ElmerFudd1978) November 13, 2022
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