Wednesday 13 December 2017


"We want to play, we want to play."

Creevy pleads with Jerome Garces to let Sanchez take a penalty but the injured Bowe is still being attended to.

"Mark that George. Watch it please."

Garces tells his TMO to check a late tackle on Earls.

"I speak with the nine about the penalty. Take one step back."

Garces explains why he didn't allow Madigan's quick tap penalty that he scored a try from.

"It's a penalty against seven green. We don't have to check it again. This one is more advantageous."

Henry concedes two penalties in quick succession and the TMO spotted the first one.

"Will you watch the hit and chase this time?"

Heaslip isn't happy with Argentina at scrum time.

"It was good. It was good. Don't stop now."

Garces urges both front-rows to stay square.

"I need to be 100pc sure. Did he use his arm or did he use his head?"

"He certainly used he left arm, but…"


Garces cuts off the TMO at the crucial time as Herrera is lucky not to be shown a second yellow card for how he hit a ruck.

"We've had a look at that Jerome. Nothing more than a penalty."

Murray is taken out at a ruck but the TMO rules that it didn't warrant a yellow card. No need for the game to be halted.

"Late charge by 13 green. Nothing dangerous. Just a penalty."

Assistant referee Romain Poite spots Earls' late hit.


Irish Independent

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