Super Rugby return sees TMO decision that was so bad players didn’t believe it at first
This morning saw the return of Super Rugby in Australia with the Reds facing up against the Waratahs in a hotly anticipated encounter.
The hosts walloped the Tahs with a comprehensive 41 – 7 victory but one of the scores from the win has baffled rugby fans around the world.
Is this a contender for worst TMO decision of all time?
The Super Rugby howeler occurred in the 8th minute of the clash with the Waratahs leading the Queensland side by 7 points to 3.
We see as Reds skipper James O’Connor blasts a hole through the Waratahs line before looking inside for the pass to his support runner.
watch the video below to see the full TMO shocker
The Reds bite back!🔥
Not without controversy though…😳
Forward pass or not?🤔
— Rugby on Nine (@RugbyOnNine) February 19, 2021
Here is another angle of the blatant forward pass from this morning’s Super Rugby clash.
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) February 19, 2021
He throws the most-forward forward pass that you will ever – that goes to hand allowing the hosts to run in to take a 10 – 7 lead.
You can see the players walking back towards their own halfway line as the TMO goes to take a look at try-scoring pass.
There’s almost a resigned look in their eyes – knowing that the call would be brought back for a forward pass.
You also hear from what the commentators are saying that it’s a clear piece of foul play.
The Reds went on to win this match convincingly – but who knows how this decision may have effected the contest.
watch full highlights of the Super Rugby demolition in the video below
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