World Rugby say TMO erred over Wales no-try call against England

Biggar and Faletau shake hands after Wales Autumn International victory against South Africa last year

Biggar and Faletau both start during Wales 24-22 win over South Africa in the 2017 Autumn Internationals

World Rugby issued a statement admitting the TMO erred in not awarding Wales a try in the 12-6 defeat at Twickenham.

Following a review, World Rugby said it has "clarified to the Wales team management. that the TMO made an error" and that "Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball".

It was a close call but many observers felt Anscombe had been first to the ball although, even after numerous replay viewings, there appeared to be some doubt as to whether he had grounded the ball correctly. You can't have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done.

"It was good to have dialogue with World Rugby... they confirmed the TMO made a mistake", Howley told the BBC. That phone call took place - I think it was yesterday - and Alain Rolland confirmed on behalf of World Rugby that the TMO made a mistake. "It has happened - it is disappointing that happens in professional sport".

Speaking to Sky Sports, Jones said World Rugby were undermining officials.

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England were leading 12-0 in the 23rd minute of the Six Nations match when Anscombe chased down Rhys Patchell's cross-kick.

Jones says he doesn't think it helps "support the integrity of the referee" and once the game is done we should just "get on with it".

England have lost one No 8 but gained another before the Calcutta Cup match against Scotland in Edinburgh next week.

"Our forwards learnt a lot", said Jones.

Jones, who was at pains to point out that World Rugby had done this before, got on with his day job on Tuesday as England hosted Georgia in a training run at a West London school.

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Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell are expected to recover from the unspecified knocks they sustained against Wales, but Elliot Daly has now suffered damage to his calf having completed his rehabilitation to an ankle complaint.

"Georgia use their head and shoulders in different ways". "They had the superiority early on and we came back well".

"Sam is a tall guy, who plays a bit like Kieran Read and good in the open spaces", said Jones. They do different things.

Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies has signed his first National Dual Contract to remain with the Scarlets, further emphasising his status as Gatland's first-choice No 9.

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