Social media erupts following England try after tackle in the air is ruled legal
By Rugby Onslaught

Social media erupts following England try after tackle in the air is ruled legal

There was outrage amongst Wales fans in the first half of this Autumn Nations Cup after England scored following on from a controversial Roman Poite decision.

The match, played at Parc y Scarlets, had been a cagey affair with both sides looking to utilise the high ball in the west of Wales.

Fans on social media have shown their dismay at this decision from the referee after he directly contradicted the call from the TMO that came in in his ear immediately after the incident.

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The Welsh started the game the stronger after pouncing on a wayward Henry Slade kick to score in the opening ten minutes of the clash.

We see as Dan Biggar charges down the slice from the Exeter Chiefs centre before the ball is pounced upon by Johnny Williams. We see as he demonstrates perfect poise and control to hack ahead the bouncing ball before grounding it impressively.

Watch the game’s opening try below.

England were straight back on the charge after Wales’s opener, again looking to put Leigh Halfpenny under pressure with the high ball.

That’s where we see this controversial moment as Ben Youngs hoists a box kick into the Llanelli air. We watch as Dan Biggar leaps up for the ball and catching.

Watch the controversial moment below.

You can see as Sam Underhill tackles Biggar as he’s about to land – leading to cries of foul play from the Welsh fly-half.

The TMO then chimes into Poite’s ear stating that there had been a tackle in the air – the French referee immediately says to play on and that he did not see it as foul play.

The play continues on for some phases and Henry Slade then goes on to score for England.

See the England try, below.

Fans immediately took to social media to voice their outrage at the penalty not being awarded for the tackle in the air. In such an unexpectantly close game – this could have been crucial.

What did you think? Was this a penalty or was Roman Poite right to let the play continue?