Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Jones unhappy at World Rugby admitting TMO 'mistake'

Jones unhappy at World Rugby admitting TMO 'mistake'

Wales kept England scoreless for an hour after wing Jonny May scored two early tries, but penalties from Anscombe and fly-half Rhys Patchell were the only dents they made on their opponents' 12-point advantage.

A similar event was staged before the 2017 autumn Tests against Wales, who England beat 12-6 on Saturday.

Head coach Jones had floated the idea of England travelling to Tbilisi to train against Georgia before it was decided they would visit London, with the Rugby Football Union picking up the cost of accommodation.

Jones said: "I just think once the game's done and dusted that's the game, you can't have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done".

"When we've got the opportunity to bring some of that experience back into the team it will continue to make us stronger as well".

"When I say respect the referee, that's the TV process as well".

This England side have won 23 out of 24 games under Jones and now have the character to keep their nerve and grind out a victory.

Rob Howley was speaking to the media today and according to BBC Sport, the assistant coach confirmed that World Rugby's Alain Rolland agreed that the try should have stood.

"The referee's decisions are made during the game". That's one of the traditions of rugby, you get on with it, you respect that decision.

Former Australia coach Jones, recalling his time in charge of Japan, said: "In Japan they have a great saying: "At full-time there's no side". 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.

England performed a live scrummaging session against Georgia in west London on Tuesday as part of a two-day visit by the Eastern Europeans created to put the Six Nations champions' pack through their paces.

"We want to have the best scrum in the world", Jones said, "and they're the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world".

"It will be practice, but we will do the same number of scrums that we would have in a game".

"They (Ireland) are a good team and it will be a tough challenge at home".

"Georgia use their head and shoulders in different ways".

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