The Wallabies have it really bad! The authors of a great comeback against New Zealand last week, the Australian players saw victory slip away from them on the very last action. Bernard Foley was penalized by French referee Mathieu Raynal for taking too long to play a penalty five meters from his in-goal. While the Wallabies opener played for time to reach the end of regulation time, the referee of the meeting organized a scrum with introduction for the New Zealanders. An action that led to the winning try signed Jordie Barrett. While Dave Rennie and his players were not kind to the match official and, a week after the match, it was the Australian Rugby Federation (Rugby Australia) who took up the case. In effect, the latter filed a complaint with World Rugby in order to have a clarification as to the application of the rule by Mathieu Raynal.

Raynal retained for rematch

A complaint which met before a difference of treatment on the part of the French referee between the two formations during this meeting. Rugby Australia has pointed the finger at the fact that Richie Mo’unga took no less than 85 seconds to hit a penalty ten minutes from the end of the match … without receiving the slightest admonishment from Mathieu Raynal. The latter will take on the role of linesman this Saturday on the occasion of the revenge disputed on the lawn of Eden Park in Auckland, a match which will be led by the Irishman Andrew Brace. “We have to channel our frustration with this decision,” second-row Jed Holloway told the press. We’re still bitter about how we lost, but we gotta do the right thing. We have to control what we can, no matter how touchy Mathieu Raynal is. If we play well for 80 minutes, I’m sure we’ll get a good result. »