Cape Town - All Blacks skipper Kieran Read escaped sanction for a cynical foul in New Zealand's narrow 22-17 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The world champion All Blacks already had prop Wyatt Crockett in the sin-bin when No 8 Read got away with an even WORSE infringement!
With the All Blacks down to 14 men in the 72nd minute and with Scotland camped on the New Zealand tryline, Read clearly slaps the ball out of the hands of Scottish lock Jonny Gray while on the ground.
English referee Matthew Carley somehow missed the incident, despite it taking place directly in front of him.
Scotland have never managed to beat New Zealand in 31 Tests over a 112 year period.
Read, 32, has played 109 Tests for the All Blacks.
Note: The incident in question takes place around the one minute mark in the video clip below.
15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Lee Jones, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (captain), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Darryl Marfo
Substitutes: 16 George Turner, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 Luke Hamilton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Byron McGuigan
15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Kane Hames
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown