Leading rugby referee says TMO call against England was incorrect

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England coach Eddie Jones hopes England "get some love from the game" in the future after Sam Underhill's potential match-winning try was ruled out late on in a 16-15 defeat by New Zealand.

"I know it's probably increased his emphasis on it".

Garces' decision came just days after a new World Rugby edict declaring that "try scoring should be an on-field decision with the referee being responsible, but the team of four (the referee, two touch judges and the TMO) can all contribute".

"It was a really good step forward because you benchmark yourself against New Zealand and we will get a lot of reward for the work we've done".

England are major underdogs against the back-to-back world champions but Lawes says there are chinks in the All Blacks' armour that they can exploit.

Loosehead Moon comes in to start for Exeter Chiefs teammate Alec Hepburn who drops to the bench along with Jack Nowell.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had declared the match to be bigger than last year's series against the British and Irish Lions, but an arm wrestle of a contest failed to provide quite the same drama. "We had great support and enthusiasm for the game and they saw a great Test match, and I'm sure on Saturday they will see another".

When New Zealand were in a similar position in the 60th minute, they kicked for the posts with Barrett landing what proved to be the match-winning penalty.

To the delight of the crowd and the surprise of rugby fans all around the world, England battered New Zealand, allowing them no time whatsoever, on the ball.

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England, fresh from an unconvincing and tryless 12-11 home win over South Africa last weekend, scored Saturday's first try in just the second minute.

Woodward also questioned the sense of having Owen Farrell as co-captain, saying "he's doing everything" and Jones' belief that a team needs around 800 caps to win the World Cup.

From an England point of view, it... Brodie Retallick could not hold onto Farrell's kick and from the scrum, England went wide with Ben Youngs throwing a superb pass to Chris Ashton who raced over in the corner.

The England side has also been named with Chris Ashton making his first England start in more than four years.

Farrell saw a hard touchline conversion hit the right post but, with England dominating territory, the fly-half extended the lead to 8-0 with a 10th-minute drop-goal.

New Zealand fought back from 15-0 down to record a narrow 16-15 win against England at Twickenham.

Farrell added the simple conversion and England, against all expectations, led 15-0. The try would have capped his remarkable performance, but this will be a Test which could see him tie down the No.7 shirt.

"Our calls against New Zealand were wrong". England twice opted for lineouts when given very kickable penalties and lived to regret it when the All Blacks were offered the same opportunity on the hour, Barrett taking the shot to put them in the lead for the first time.