The life of a referee is not a long calm river and each decision leads to reactions. On the international scene, thecontroversy continues to swell after Rugby complaint Australia against the arbitration of Mathieu Raynal during the meeting between the Wallabies and the Blacks (37-39)September 15th. The opportunity to remember the arbitration decisions that have generated controversy in recent years.
Certainly, one of the matches that made the legend of the XV of France. In a white-hot Cardiff Millenium, the French are preparing to cross swords with Blacks dressed in gray for the occasion. After a first half dominated by New Zealand(13-340th)France revolts and returns to the game. This match switches to the tricolor camp in the 68th, while the tricolors are led (18-13)Frederick michalak pierces the opposing defense and sends “Jauzion promise on earth” as will describe it at the microphone Thierry Gilardi. An action of anthology which puts France in front of (18-20)… Corn which still remains attached to a forward. Indeed, before his breakthrough, michalak receives a pass from Damien Traille which is beautiful and well punishable. On the French side, no controversial, but the decision of wayne Barnes won’t go over to the Blacks. A few years later, in his biography, New Zealand coach Graham Henry even mentioned: “a pass so forward that the whole stadium saw it except for the referee”.
4. Scotland-Australia, TwickenhamOctober 18 2015
Again, this quarter-final of the World Cup will cause a lot of ink to flow. We are in the 78th minute of the game, the EScottish to manage 34-32 under the rain of Twickenhamand hold Well against the Wallabies. At the fallout of a ball, the XV du Chardon confuses. Craig Joubert does not hesitate: forward taken back in front, for Australia. A godsend for Bernard Foley who does not need to be asked to pass the three points and offer the semi-final to his family. A decision that will be debated. Looking closely at the action, we realize that after the fault of the hand of the Scottishan Australian hits the ball. He therefore puts his opponent back into play, who recovers the inflate right after. From a crucial penalty, we then move on to a simple scrum. A situation that will be difficult to pass for Greig Laidlaw and his teammates. Especially since a few days later, World Rugby publishes a press release going against the decision of the South African referee: “The proper decision would have been to award a favorable scrum to Australia.”
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3. New Zealand – Lions, Auckland, July 8, 2017
The British and Irish Lions tour is always a major event for rugby. This is the case in 2017 when the Lions explained their suitcases in New Zealand. Faced with the reigning world champions, they are fighting a fierce battle whose final victory will be decided in the third round in Auckland after a success on each side. At the whistle of this meeting, the French referee Romain poite. In a padlocked match, the Blacks and the Lions are back to back (15-15) two minutes from the end. The decisive moment since Liam Williams commits a forward at the reception ofUN dismissal. The ball escapes the Welsh back and falls into the hands of his teammate. Trouble, Ken owen is orient oneself in front of his number 15. Roman poite whistle a lightness. Then, he changed his mind and gave New Zealand a scrum, following the intervention of his linesman Jérôme Garces. A few minutes later, the two teams will leave in a tie and share the trophy. It was enough for the local newspapers to denounce a “French farce”.
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2. Australia – New Zealand, Melbourne, September 15, 2022
This is the controversy of the moment. Mathieu Raynal sanctions Bernard Foley and gives a scrum in favor of the black car the Wallabies fly-half supposedly bought time. A decisive scrum that will eventually send Black behind the line. Results, defeat Australians on the gong (37-39). Since then, the pill has not passed and Rugby Australia even filed a complaint with World Rugby, to denounce the arbitration decisions of Mr. Raynal. It remains to be seen what the outcome of this case will be. One thing is certain, resentment in Australia remains tenacious.
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP. Stopwatch in hand Australia file a complaint against the arbitration of Mathieu Raynal
1.New Zealand – France, Auckland, October 23, 2011
In first place, therefore, one of the greatest traumas of French rugby. The 2011 world cup final. After a more than correct course, Marc’s troops Lievremont finds himself in the final in Auckland against the Blacks of McCawCarter… A dream poster which will turn to the advantage of the host country which will end up winning 8 to 7 in a padlocked match and oh how controversial. Indeed, after the meeting, the decisions of Craig Joubert will be questioned by the tricolor camp. The fault of many delicate situations not sanctioned by the South African referee. A data seems all the same equivocal. In the second half, France spent the majority of their time in the opposing camp, yet they did not collect any penalties. And even though many situations (off-side, rucks…) would have justified a whistle from Mr. Joubert, it will not be and the French players will return empty-handed. Hot, Dimitri Szarzewski gives the background of his thought: “When you are a top athlete, you want it to be fair. Tonight it was 16 to 15. We knew that Joubert was not going to let anything pass after the match Australia-New Zealand. He was cooler with them”. More than a decade later, the game remains open and Craig Joubert must still haunt certain nights of tricolor rugby.
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