England head coach Eddie Jones has criticised World Rugby for their comment on the Gareth Anscombe disallowed try in his side's Six Nations victory over Wales last Saturday.
Jones has criticised World Rugby for their 'retrospective refereeing'. The sport's global governing body announced on Tuesday that the matchday TMO made a mistake in disallowing Gareth Anscombe'a try.
Wales head coach, Warren Gatland, described the decision as a 'terrible mistake'. World Rugby commented: "In accordance with law 21.1 b, Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball."
Jones has made his opinion clear that he disagrees with refereeing calls being subsequently corrected, with a similar situation occurring at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when World Rugby admitted referee Craig Joubert made a mistake that effectively cost Scotland a place in the semifinals.
Jones commented: "They (World Rugby) have a record of doing it. They've done it before,"
"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.
"You can't have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done. 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. You leave it at that, and then you get on with it. One side's won, one side's lost.
"In Japan they have a great saying: 'At full-time there's no side'. That's one of the traditions of rugby, you get on with it, you respect the decision.
"If you haven't got the rub of the green then you know you probably get it in the next couple of games. The TMOs do an excellent job. They make a decision."
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