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One of the men responsible for selecting the referees for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, is now questioning Sir Graham Henry's credibility.
The former All Blacks coach has revealed in his new book that he believes his team was the victim of match fixing in their quarterfinal loss to France.
Former IRB referee selector Bob Francis says the suggestion is a disgrace.
He says while there were some refereeing issues during the game, there's no evidence to support cheating.
"He's gained, I believe, accolades he deserves for a magnificent career, but I think he's done some damage to his own reputation through the book."
Mr Francis says Sir Graham's claims are completely out of line.
"I think it brings into question his credibility when he talks like that. I think the suggestion of match fixing I think is a disgrace, there's no evidence around that."
He says the allegations are a nonsense.
"I think he'll be ridiculed in many parts of the world and I think that's a shame."
Mr Francis believes Sir Graham needs to look at himself, rather than deflect the blame for the All Blacks' loss.
Rotorua-born Tony Marsh played for France in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
He admits the 2007 quarterfinal was bizarre, and says it will be interesting to see what the French make of it.
"Having spoken to a lot of the French team and a lot of the supporters out here last year, they actually thought they were hard done by in last year's final and thought there was issues surrounding the refereeing then."
Mr Marsh says some might view Sir Graham's comments as sour grapes.