WATCH: New Zealand field eight men to snatch last-gasp Savea try at Sydney Sevens 5 years ago

WATCH: New Zealand field eight men to snatch last-gasp Savea try at Sydney Sevens

They got a draw out of it too.

Australia were denied a famous sevens victory over their fiercest rivals when New Zealand appeared to deploy eight men on the pitch for the crucial final play.

Ardie Savea broke through for a spectacular try in the last minute to tie the game 17-17 in the Sydney Sevens but World Rugby are under pressure to investigate that deciding play with footage showing that New Zealand had eight men on the pitch.

Here's the full try.

Fantastic stuff. But, at a closer look, you'll see too many men in black jerseys involved.

The first shot shows seven active Kiwis on the field of play and try-scorer Savea isn't in the picture yet.

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As the ball is shifted left to right, one New Zealand player jogs off to the sideline and Ardie Savea comes in for a crucial play.

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The shots don't show the eight players together at one stage but the two on the far left come out of picture for the second photo and there are still six men in play.

And 2+6...

Here is the crucial play that shows the eight players.