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

Kiwi back Gareth Anscombe felt he should have been awarded a Six Nations try but has insisted New Zealand video referee Glenn Newman's controversial call was not to blame for Wales' loss to England.

The TMO ruled that Wales fullback Gareth Anscombe failed to ground the ball properly in an incident in the 23rd minute of the game at Twickenham.

Farrell was in inspired form to help England secure a hard-fought win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

"In accordance with law 21.1 b, Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball", read a World Rugby statement.

Warren Gatland hit out at the "terrible mistake" not to award Wales a first-half try in their narrow 6 Nations defeat against England.

"It's happened. It is disappointing that happens in professional sport, but we focus on the next two weeks and getting ourselves ready for Ireland".

"And considering we still think we are 20-25 per cent off being as fit and as sharp as we will be by the time the (2019) World Cup comes round, and we spend time together, we are in a pretty good place". So it's been nice to have a look at those two boys and they'll be options to look at in the June series to take them on tour, as we've done consistently where we look to take a couple of apprentices and keep adding to the squad.

Referee Wayne Barnes oversees a scrummaging session between the England and Georgia packs
Referee Wayne Barnes oversees a scrummaging session between the England and Georgia packs

They will be looking to get their Six Nations campaign back on track in Dublin.

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

"At this moment, the redness of the foot and the infection is okay", Howley said, of Halfpenny.

Wales headed back to Cardiff with a sense of injustice that could yet turn into motivation for the rest of the championship, as they head to Ireland in a fortnight's time.

"In Japan they have a great saying: at full-time there's no side". I think he has made a bad mistake. We've got to trust the referees, respect their integrity.

No one can categorically state that Wales would have won the game if the try had stood but it would have changed the complexion of the game without a doubt and it's possible we could be looking at a different Six Nations table.

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