'Are you happy?': Referee slammed for asking All Blacks captain inappropriate question
New Zealand's second test against Wales followed an almost identical pattern to the first, with the game close at the break before the world champions pulled away following a sensational second half blitz.
An Alun Wyn Jones try saw the sides level at half time at 10-10, but three third quarter tries saw the All Blacks open up an unassailable lead, with the home side eventually winning 36-22.
Wales can have no complaints about the final result after New Zealand's sublime surge, but Warren Gatland would be well within his rights to query a curious second half exchange between All Blacks captain Kieran Read and referee Jaco Peyper.
After Liam Williams was taken out in the air by Waisake Naholo, Peyper opted to only penalise the New Zealander rather than issue a card too.
The referee could then be heard on camera asking Read, 'are you happy with that?'.
Many observers were angered by the exchange, which came when the score was still 10-10.
By the way, why would Peyper ask Read "are you happy with that?" That level of preferential treatment is unacceptable— Aron Treharne (@arontreharne) June 18, 2016
Had to be yellow card & then ref asks Read is he happy with that? Wales can feel hard done by there for sure #NZLvWAL— Colm Kinsella (@ckSportLeader) June 18, 2016
Deference refs show to All Blacks unreal. Asks Read 'are you happy with that?' after failing to give his winger a card #NZLvWAL— Hywel Robson-Kanu (@HywelRoberts2) June 18, 2016
How was that not a yellow card? Then asking Read if he's happy with that? #NZLvWAL— Mark McIlveen (@markilveen) June 18, 2016
I sincerely hope the significance of Peyper's "are you happy with that?" to Read isn't overlooked.— Dave Lockyer (@dailockyer) June 18, 2016