England have reportedly opted against making an official complaint to World Rugby over the efficiency of Pascal Gaüzère in Saturday’s 40-24 defeat by Wales.
Gauzere awarded Wayne Pivac’s grand slam hopefuls two doubtful tries within the opening half-hour of the Six Nations conflict on the Principality Stadium, the primary of which was significantly controversial.
The former England captain Martin Johnson described the French official’s choice to permit Josh Adams’ Seventeenth-minute attempt as “appalling refereeing”, whereas even the previous Wales skipper Sam Warburton admitted Eddie Jones’ group have been proper to be “livid”.
Gaüzère instructed the England captain, Owen Farrell, to handle his group over their indiscipline solely to rapidly restart play, permitting Dan Biggar to hoist a crossfield kick for Adams to attain.
England wings Jonny May and Anthony Watson had moved infield to listen to Farrell communicate and there have been a variety of water-carriers on the pitch when Gaüzère blew his whistle.
“They’re huge decisions. We can’t debate it, we are not allowed to debate it. All I will end up with is a fine and that wont help anyone,” Jones stated after the sport. “They get points maybe they don’t deserve and we have to fight to get back into the game. It makes it difficult and you have to be good enough to overcome it.”
“Whenever you get beaten and bettered by a penalty, then discipline is an issue,” the England head coach added. “But there were bigger issues in the game than that, and I will let you discuss them.”
There are additionally query marks over whether or not Liam Williams’ Thirtieth-minute attempt was reputable due to a possible knock-on by Louis Rees-Zammit in the course of the build-up. Victory for Wales secured the triple crown and arrange a possible title decider against France in Paris on 20 March.