TMO was wrong Wales are told, angering England coach


Alain Rolland [match officials manager] confirmed the TMO had made a mistake. It's happened. It is disappointing that happens in professional sport, but we focus on the next two weeks and getting ourselves ready for Ireland.

Wales' assistant coach Rob Howley said that World Rugby's refereeing chief Alain Rolland admitted an error by the Television Match Official in a conversation on Monday with Wales coach Warren Gatland. You could see on the replay that Anscombe got there first.

'In accordance with law 21.1 b, Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball'.

"We want to win the Six Nations but we are also using this as preparation for the (2019) Rugby World Cup so it's a great opportunity for us to get some quality scrum practice in".

"I'm on a good behaviour bond so I've got to be careful what I say, but I just think that once the game's done and dusted that's the game", the Australian added.

"We didn't get much love from the referee, that's the way it goes and it means we didn't build on that scoreline".

England have registered victories over Italy and Wales to place them second in the Six Nations table, but they were forced to negotiate a brutally competitive encounter on Saturday to remain in Grand Slam contention. That's one of the traditions of rugby, you get on with it, you respect the decision.

England's scrum was put through its paces by Georgia during a training session in London on Tuesday.

"We want to have the best scrum in the world and they're the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world", Jones said.

Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell are expected to recover from the unspecified knocks they sustained against Wales, but Elliot Daly has now suffered damage to his calf having completed his rehabilitation from an ankle complaint.

That quest continues away to Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24.

"It could come down to points difference, so hopefully we will be in it for that last weekend", he said. They found different ways to exert pressure and with the new laws it is finding new ways of exerting pressure without moving their feet.

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