Alun Wyn Jones gives his frank opinion on what Joe Marler did to him in press conference
Alun Wyn Jones has finally spoken out about the incident that unravelled between him and Joe Marler in the Six Nations yesterday.
England beat Wales comfortably in the end, in a match which makes Wales look better than they performed on the scoreboard.
When the Welsh captain was asked about the incident in the match, this is what he had to say…
Speaking at Wales’ post-match press conference, Jones said: “I’ve got 138 Tests for my country. If I react, I get a red card. It’s tough, isn’t it?
“Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it. Joe’s a good bloke, lots of things happen on a rugby field.
“It’s difficult as a captain these days because you can’t speak to a ref about anything, it feels.
“I look at the touch judge. Obviously he didn’t see what happened, and that’s fine.
“There’s a lot of footage that has been shown. It seems like a lot of supporters saw what happened.
“It’s very frustrating that we talk a lot about TMOs (television match officials) and footage reviews, yet there doesn’t seem to be a lot of it happening.”
Jones added that he shook hands with Marler after the game.
Wales’ 33-30 defeat was their third in a row during this season’s tournament, the first time that has happened in one Six Nations campaign since 2007.
Flanker Justin Tipuric scored two tries, while fly-half Dan Biggar also touched down as Wales capitalised on England finishing the match with 13 players on the field to outscore the hosts in the second-half.
But they remain without a Six Nations victory at Twickenham for eight years, despite scoring 30 points there for the first time.