Monday 20 February 2017

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.

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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:

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