Eddie Jones Takes Mind-Games A Step Further By Bashing World Rugby

Eddie Jones Takes Mind-Games A Step Further By Bashing World Rugby

England coach Eddie Jones said World Rugby shouldn't have acknowledged the TMO's error. It is disappointing that happens in professional sport, but we focus on the next two weeks and getting ourselves ready for Ireland.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland subsequently described TMO Glenn Newman's call as a "terrible mistake" and he has now spoken with Alain Rolland, World Rugby's high performance 15s match officials' manager.

World Rugby confirmed they had told Wales they should have been given the score even though Jones insists the matter should be consigned to history.

'I just think once the game's done and dusted, that's the game.

"You can't have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done".

"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".

An opening round NatWest Six Nations victory over Scotland coupled with defeat in London means Wales must defeat Ireland to keep their title hopes alive. When I say respect the referee, that's the TV process as well, and then you leave it at that'. One side's won, one side's lost.

"If you haven't got the rub of the green then you know you probably get it in the next couple of games".

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

"Every scrum has to be intense otherwise you get folded up like a travel map stuffed in your back pocket", captain and hooker Hartley said.

Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell, who sat out the session with unspecified leg injuries, are expected to be fit to face Scotland a week on Saturday but Exeter No8 Sam Simmonds will miss the game, and the one with France a week later, with shoulder trouble.

Jerome Garces was playing advantage after an earlier infringement anyway, so it went back for a penalty and that was inconsequential but it just shows that he was panicking.

"We want to have the best scrum in the world and they're the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world", Jones said. Now, he is using his contacts with Georgia coaches Milton Haig and Richard Graham, who are from New Zealand and Australia respectively. "The boys learnt a number of different things".

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