All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes 'road bumps'

Kieran Read left with mixed feelings after 100th test

Hansen said the incident, and two other important decisions that had gone against this side in the series, showed the game's laws were far too complicated.

And Hansen felt similarly disappointed with the outcome after the fancied All Blacks came up some way short in their bid to whitewash the Lions.

Gatland described Warburton's questioning of Poite as "smart and astute", while the skipper said his chances of getting the referee's agreement was helped by not having questioned many earlier rulings.

"It's a bit of a hollow feeling, I guess, a draw", Read said. "We had a bump in the road against a well-coached team full of quality athletes, but you want a few road bumps, because somewhere they're going to hit you and you need to know how to deal with them".

"I can understand that he is saying he's competing for that, and the ball has come [down] and landed in Ken Owens's arms". This series they've been really good at being able to go back and have a look. "So I was glad they had a look".

We all remember the main highlights - the Romain Poite controversy, Elliot Daly's huge penalty, Jordie Barrett's try - but how well do you remember the finer details of the Eden Park Test?

With the score tied at 15-15 and less than two minutes remaining in the third test at Eden Park, referee Poite initially awarded the All Blacks a penalty when he deemed Lions' replacement hooker Ken Owens was offside when one of his own players dropped a kickoff into his hands.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen suggested Owens should have been penalised but refrained from venting any fury in public.

"It's a tough game to ref", Hansen said in his opening remarks at the post-game press conference. Probably didn't score the points when we created the opportunities.

"It's either offside or isn't offside, and if we all know it's offside then it's offside", Hansen said.

"But as little kids you are told to take the good with the bad".

"We're accepting of the decisions that were made; whether we agree with them or not, we'll deal with that with the referees ourselves".

'The same thing happened with Scotland lost the World Cup because they didn't use the video.



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