Hansen keen to move on

Hansen keen to move on
Steve Hansen and Kieran Read

Auckland - The Lions were then able to hold off a late New Zealand surge as the series ended 1-1



By Reuters

Published: Sat 8 Jul 2017, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 8 Jul 2017, 11:20 PM

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has already accepted the contentious call by referee Romain Poite, who overturned his original decision to award a potential match-winning penalty for the home side against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
With the scores locked at 15-15 and less than two minutes remaining, Poite initially awarded the All Blacks a penalty when he deemed that replacement hooker Ken Owens was offside when one of his own players dropped a kickoff into his hands.
The penalty, had it stood, would have given Beauden Barrett a routine kick at goal from in front to both win the match and clinch the three-match series.
Poite, however, stopped the clock and decided to discuss the decision with his assistants Jerome Garces and Jaco Peyper, as well as television official George Ayoub.
The discussion ended with the French official deciding that Owens was accidentally offside and awarded an attacking scrum to the All Blacks instead. The Lions were then able to hold off a late New Zealand surge as the series ended 1-1.
"It's a tough game to ref and we all know what happened and we all know what should have happened," Hansen told reporters.


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