WATCH: 'Disgraceful' - Injured Ireland star furious with decision of TMO to award Beauden Barrett try
Published 19/11/2016 | 18:05
New Zealand have shot out of the blocks at the Aviva Stadium and have scored two tries in side the first 15 minutes but the second one was a little dubious.
The All Blacks scored off the kick-off after a sustained period of pressure when Beauden Barrett produced a beautiful cross kick that allowed Malakai Fekitoa.
Ireland responded well with a penalty from Johnny Sexton, who has since been forced off with an injury, but also lost Robbie Henshaw to a head injury.
The All Blacks had a second try through their lightning fast fly-half Barrett but there was a lot of controversy surrounding the grounding of the ball.
Sexton was adamant that he had prevented the try from being scored and replays sugggested that he had a point but the TMO said the ball was 'clearly grounded'.
Jordi Murphy responded to the decision on Twitter by writing ' disgraceful'.
Watch the incident below:
Disgraceful— Jordi Murphy (@Jordimurphy) November 19, 2016
Controversial second try for New Zealand as the referee says he saw the ball grounded, but........... https://t.co/nZLbxBjTQ0— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 19, 2016