New Zealand media attack referee Romain Poite’s late penalty U-turn

• Decision of accidental offside by Ken Owens labelled a ‘French farce’
• ‘Whether it was his Wayne Barnes moment remains to be seen’

Romain Poite was always going to be under intense scrutiny after his compatriot Jérôme Garcès sent off Sonny Bill Williams in the second Test but the Frenchman’s decision to rescind the late penalty awarded against Ken Owens guaranteed the attention of the host nation’s media after the All Blacks had to settle for a draw in both match and series.

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