"Angus Gardner, the referee, accepted that Farrell had made enough of an effort to wrap his left arm in the tackle.
I think everyone's been looking forward to the game".
Jones said: "You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen". 'The game went for 100 minutes on the weekend, with 39 minutes of the ball in play.
'There will be a bit of banter (among the players) I'm assuming afterwards, but everyone's pretty focused on what we do.
'But what we do know is that he is a quality person, he did a great job off the field in the Hurricanes and he was in the conversation a lot with us.
"It was physical, it's probably not the style of rugby we're used to but they're extremely good at what they did".
Jones' prediction came as Kurtley Beale called for more consistency from match officials when it comes to rulings on high or risky tackles.
If South Africa had been awarded a penalty, they would have had a chance to kick for victory from the tightest of angles.
There was plenty of commentary around the call, after World Rugby's recent crackdown on high and unsafe tackles, including lowering the tackle height.
"(The) Most important thing is what we do next", the Australian said.
New Zealand have a 91% winning record in Tests since the 2015 World Cup but Jones said the squad are "excited about playing the best team in the world".
"A couple of years ago, that's a red card or a yellow or a penalty".
Shields was born in Masterton to English parents and played for Hurricanes before moving to Wasps and tasting Test rugby with England.
World Rugby medical officer Martin Raftery said in September that the "nipple law" trial showed the law was impractical to officiate.
Gardner wanted to blow the final whistle, but was convinced by his assistant to just check the legality of the tackle with the TMO.