I am not saying this Kiwi Ref favoured the Aussie's even if most of the country did, but having a Kiwi Ref when the losers will in all probability play them in the Semi's for the Final berth clincher is barmy.
Ask 100 Kiwi's who they would prefer to meet in the semi's England or Oz i'd wager you struggle to find many answer Oz, So why was this fella selected ? Why not have a Ref who doesn't hail from either country but a fella from Wales or France or wherever, yes some would argue they are not experienced enough, well you get experience from being employed in your field of choosing don't you, besides Albert has the Qualifications as im sure a few more have as well.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but many questionable decisions hindered England's chances of ensuring a Kiwi vs Oz semi yesterday, which raises the question here.
NZ don't get many chances to win anything in world sport except Rugby & im left wondering if they were given a helping hand without playing yesterday
England's indiscipline cost us dear yesterday but also the rub of the green certainly went against us also.