New vision has emerged of furious Wallabies skipper Nic White telling the referee he ‘cost Australia the Rugby Championship’ after the side’s heartbreaking 39-37 loss to New Zealand.
Australia looked headed for a historic victory over the All Blacks after 20 years of Bledisloe Cup pain, before one of the most controversial decisions in rugby union history cruelled the Wallabies chances after victory appeared certain.
Not only did it mean Australia could not win the Bledisloe Cup; it also meant the Wallabies crashed out of Rugby Championship contention.
That was a point not lost on White, who confronted the referee, Frenchman Mathieu Raynal, after the match.
‘He (Foley) was just about to kick it out and for two seconds … mate, that just cost us the Rugby Championship,’ a fuming White…