I could not see any penalisable offence for any of the scrum penalties awarded against Australia. I did not hear any explanation from Clancy and his tertiary signals were inexplicable. That is not to say there were no offences, just that they were not able to be seen. No commentator explained them.
One thing that I find worrying is the tendency to penalise the weaker scrum when there is no discernible offence committed. It happened in the Japanese v All Blacks game too. Penalising a weaker scrum is like penalising a halfback because his pass is too short or a winger because he is too slow.
The fact is that some facet of play will always be inferior to the opposition. It does not require a penalty.
And further we should be talking about the wonderful effort of the Brumbies, not refs. They went half way around the world to knock off one of the best provincial sides in the world on their home ground.
Great effort and good luck to them in the big one.
Thank you Brett for bringing some sanity to the debate. A suggestion that someone is honest is to imply they might not have been given other circumstances.
That is simply outrageous. It reflects on the maker of the comment and not the object of it.