I’ve lived in Wales for around eight years now and have to say the moment I saw James Hook’s kick sail over/wide of the crossbar I knew we were in for a bout of ‘controversy’. Having not spoken to many about the game, I was wondering what the reaction was at large. Unfortunate? We was robbed? I think a case could be made that wales were the better team and deserved the win. However, the amount a team ‘deserves’ to win has yet to be included in the IRB’s scoring system and it could also be argued the South africans didn’t deserve to qualify from their group let alone win the RWC four years ago.
Ultimately the result stands. equally we now have a full two days before any more rugby so this will give us all something to have a gentle row about!