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England scrum against Georgia during Six Nations rest week

England scrum against Georgia during Six Nations rest week

The sport's global governing body announced on Tuesday that television match official Glenn Newman made an error by ruling out a try for Gareth Anscombe when Warren Gatland's men trailed 12-0 in the second quarter.

A World Rugby spokesperson said: 'World Rugby has clarified to the Wales team management as part of the usual review process with teams that the TMO made an error in the application of law during the England versus Wales match at Twickenham.

England coach Eddie Jones questioned the point of the admission because, in retrospect, it can't change anything.

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".

"We had small opportunities that we didn't take".

"Those sort of games when it's a bit of an arm wrestle and one side's got to give, they're the most pleasing games to win", he told the BBC's Sportsweek program.

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said it was "disappointing" but that "there was plenty of time after that decision". We will get better as a side, and those players will get better. So many big calls have been made in the last few seasons that have been wrong.




They will next travel to Edinburgh to face Gregor Townsend's Scotland on February 24.

However winger Alex Cuthbert is out, because of a knee injury.

England are planning scrum sessions against Georgia this week in a bid to keep their pack sharp ahead of their Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland at Murrayfield. 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.

"If I scrum against Jamie George, Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams they know what we are trying to do, we know what they are trying to do and we end up negating each other".

"We have said to him if you want to play for England and you are good enough we will select you", said Jones.

"They scrum for a living and our guys learnt a number of different things". Now, he is using his contacts with Georgia coaches Milton Haig and Richard Graham, who are from New Zealand and Australia respectively.