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Ireland Fans Incensed After TMO Awards New Zealand Dubious Try

Beauden Barrett ran over the Irish try line during the first half of Ireland vs New Zealand, but a cover tackle from Jonathan Sexton appeared to disrupt the grounding. However, the Television Match Official decided that it was grounded clearly, despite the crowd and seemingly the referee disagreeing.

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Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The TMO was asked if he could see a clear grounding, and duly awarded the try.

Ireland fans were outraged by the decision to award the try.

At the time of writing, the All Blacks currently lead 14-6, after Jonathan Sexton and Robbie Henshaw were forced ashore for the Irish due to injury.

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