Wales no-try call a 'mistake'

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Wales boss Warren Gatland's view that the television match official made an error in the controversial no-try incident against England has been confirmed by World Rugby.

The TMO ruled that Wales fullback Gareth Anscombe failed to ground the ball properly in an incident in the 23rd minute of the game at Twickenham.

"That phone call took place yesterday and Alain Rolland confirmed on behalf of World Rugby that it was a mistake".

Wales coach Warren Gatland described the contentious interpretation as a "terrible mistake".

Jones expressed his concern with World Rugby passing judgment on decisions retrospectively and highlighted the fact the governing body has a history of undermining its officials. It is disappointing that happens in professional sport, but we focus on the next two weeks and getting ourselves ready for Ireland. And, first and foremost, the TMO Glenn Newman didn't spend anywhere near enough time looking at it considering the magnitude of the decision and the game.

Ronnie, who lives in Burnham and goes to Weare Academy First School, got to walk out with the England players ahead of the kick-off.

"We want to win the Six Nations but we're also using this as a trial for the World Cup, so it's a great opportunity for us to get some really quality scrum practice in".

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I found Eddie Jones' dealings with the press around the Wales game, especially after the match, absolutely freakish.

Jones said: "I just think once the game's done and dusted that's the game, you can't have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done".

'We've got to trust the referees, respect their integrity. You can't take back the decision. When I say respect the referee, that's the TV process as well, and then you leave it at that'.

One other name who featured in Saturday's win but misses out is Saracens lock George Kruis, with Bath's Charlie Ewels - back in the mix after recovering from a hamstring knock - included alongside Kruis' club colleague Nick Isiekwe.

"If you haven't got the rub of the green then you know you probably get it in the next couple of games".

"They scrum for a living and our guys learnt a number of different things".

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