The moment the Jaguares became a threat to the Highlanders the 16, 17 and 18the player in the Highlanders team took over and the number of penalties against the Jaguares reached crescendo level.
I have never seen such bs before. I saw penalties given to the Highlamders when there scrumming went awry - penalties for everything under the sun was on the go all the time. In the whole first half the Jaguares was penalized four times - in the second half it was another 7 times.
The Highlanders was penalized 5 times in the first half and 2 times in the second half. So the first half penalties were more or less even - the second half penalties suddenly became 7 against the Jaguares and 2 against the Highlanders, The Highlanders could do as they please - they would never be penalized.
That is just an excerpt pf what went wrong. I have seen at least three cases where the Highlanders knocked on the ball - yet the Highlanders got the scrum feed. I also saw how the Jaguares carried the ball near to the tryline and then the scrum was awarded for a Highlanders throw-in.
That kind of refereeing ias a farce and should be investigated - but a full panel of NZ referees and officials- if things gop wroing the NZ teams get a huge advantage through official support.