World Rugby says TMO wrong to rule out Wales try vs England

Warren Gatland will be a happier man if three British and Irish Lions stars return for Wales next Six Nations match

Warren Gatland will be a happier man if three British and Irish Lions stars return for Wales next Six Nations match

To the fury of Welsh fans watching the replays on the stadium's big screen television, match official Glenn Newman ruled out a try.

Despite falling to a narrow 12-6 defeat to England at Twickenham the Kiwi coach believes they are heading in the right direction as he builds towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Victory against Wales made it two wins out of two this Six Nations for England and left the champions on course in their bid to become the first team to win three successive outright Championships in the tournament's long history. "The game's done and dusted, so we've got to trust the referees and respect their integrity".

"When I say respect the referee, that's the TV process as well".

England boss Eddie Jones has been pleased with what he has seen from his side so farWhat Six Nations games are on this weekend?

Gatland took up the issue with World Rugby's high performance match officials manager Alain Rolland, himself a former Test referee, and Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said Tuesday: "That phone call took place - I think it was yesterday (Monday) - and Alain Rolland confirmed on behalf of World Rugby the TMO made a mistake".

"Every scrum has to be intense otherwise you get folded up like a travel map stuffed in your back pocket", captain and hooker Hartley said. The TMOs do an excellent job.

Sam Simmonds will miss at least the next two matches with a shoulder injury but off-setting his loss is the availability of Nathan Hughes, who Jones confirmed will start at number eight after recovering from a knee problem.

As part of their preparation for the trip to Murrayfield, England's forwards will spend two days this week training against Georgia with Jones wanting his side to become the best scrummaging side in the world.

"If I scrum against Jamie George, Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams they know what we are trying to do, we know what they are trying to do and we end up negating each other".

"They (Ireland) are a good team and it will be a tough challenge at home". Now, he is using his contacts with Georgia coaches Milton Haig and Richard Graham, who are from New Zealand and Australia respectively. They understand the game and they've got vast experience.

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