World Rugby issue statement over TMO decision at Twickenham

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

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

"Considering we still think we are 20 to 25 per cent off being as fit and as sharp as we will be by the time the World Cup comes round, and we spend time together, we are in a pretty good place".

THEY might be a tier-two rugby nation, but England coach Eddie Jones has paid Georgia the ultimate compliment inviting the European nation to take part in a two day training camp in London this week. World Rugby has got a history of giving retrospective decisions and I don't think it helps support the integrity of the referee.

"We've won a couple of those now - Australia in the autumn and this game here against a very good Wales side". When I say 'respect the referee, ' that's the TV process as well, and then you leave it at that. That's one of the traditions of rugby, you get on with it, you respect the decision.

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

"In Japan they have a great saying: at full-time there's no side". The TMOs do an excellent job.

Anscombe's try is ruled out
Anscombe's try is ruled out

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley today stated that World Rugby had informed them that a TMO error had been made, and World Rugby has since confirmed as much to The42.

They will next travel to Edinburgh to face Gregor Townsend's Scotland on February 24.

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. Elliot Daly, meanwhile, has suffered a setback in his return from a high ankle sprain, sustaining a separate calf injury, and he will be reassessed next week.

"Georgia were just the sort of scrum we needed to scrum against - strong, scrummed in a different way", said Jones.

"Our forwards learnt a lot", said Jones.

"Why wouldn't we want to scrummage against them?" They found different ways to exert pressure and with the new laws it is finding new ways of exerting pressure without moving their feet.

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He took 36 games to ace the feat, second to only the legendary George Allan who did it in fewer games. Asked if Aboubakar would play in Wednesday's match, Conceicao replied: "It's unlikely".


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