Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two huge mistakes in England’s loss to Wales

first_imgMonday Mar 1, 2021 Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two huge mistakes in England’s loss to Wales Referee Pascal Gauzere has admitted to making mistakes in England’s 40-24 Guinness Six Nations defeat by Wales on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTGauzere has spoken to World Rugby’s head of match officials Joel Jutge about “two unfortunate events” as Eddie Jones’ team saw their title defence come to an end at the Principality Stadium.The French official awarded Wales two controversial tries in the first half that enabled the hosts to power into a commanding 17-6 lead.For Josh Adams’ opener, Gauzere told England captain Owen Farrell to speak to his team over their discipline and then quickly restarted play, allowing Dan Biggar to hoist the scoring crossfield kick.And the second try on the half-hour mark was also highly dubious as Louis Rees-Zammit appeared to knock on during the build-up.WATCH: The two HUGE decisions in Six Nations clash which have enraged English rugby fans“I believe one has to be transparent and not let things drag on and say what one thinks,” Jutge told Midi Olympique.“There were two unfortunate events during the match which were tough cases to handle. Pascal Gauzere recognised as such when he spoke to me on the phone.“With regard to the second try, I think there is a tendency to refer to the TMO too often when one can make the call oneself on the pitch and stick with it, which if Pascal had whistled for a knock-on there would have meant no appeal by the TMO to review it.ADVERTISEMENT“Pascal was the first to admit to this when he re-watched the match on Sunday. When one commits an error one should be transparent about it. Despite this he is still an excellent international referee.”England have chosen not to submit a formal complaint to World Rugby over the errors around the two tries, the first of which was described by their former captain Martin Johnson as “absolutely appalling”.RELATED: Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview reduces BBC presenter to tears Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 15 WEEKS AGO Officials somehow overrule seemingly clear… 15 WEEKS AGO Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview… 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The two HUGE decisions in Six Nations… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more