Everybody criticised the English referee after the All Blacks lost to France in 2007 in the RWC quarter-final. Graham Henry believed we were robbed then - match fixing? I hope not! Thats what the AB's coach at the time believed . And it has gone into his autobiography. The AB's hierarchy probably told him to shut up if he wanted to be reappointed as coach. Now Sir Ted can say what he thought back then!
Personally, the All Blacks played badly in that game, but the referee was totally incompetent. I don't know how much better he is these days. Sir Graham Henry had every right to criticise the referee's performance. Despite the performance of the All Blacks, how come the penalty count was so lop-sided in favour of the French side? It is now part of history. The All Blacks definately scored a try against Wales in 1905. The referee was too slow to get up and see the try scored. Mind you he was wearing street clothes and shoes.