Very true. I was just a bit shocked that something pretty clearly a penalty 99% of the time, in 99% of games, is suddenly unplayable.
We’re it reffed that way all the time, I’d have no problem, but all weekend the refs were swallowing their whistles.
It’s also very hard to explain to the visiting crowd (some of which I watched both games yesterday), which isn’t a great ad for the game.
I was also astounded that the try wasn’t pulled back - it seemed very clear from the first angle the place on the field where it left the hands was behind that of the place where the call was caught. It wasn’t like he was passing it out the back of the hands either, it was completely static.
Although I think France were their own worst enemy, I’d be fuming if both of those calls had gone against the ABs.