Welsh fans go into meltdown over ‘ridiculous refereeing performance’ to give England win
It was drama right up until the last second at Twickenham today as England snuck to a 23-19 win over Wales in the Six Nations.
There was a huge amount of controversy in the final play of the game, however, when England captain was penalised for a deliberate knock on. Welsh fans went apoplectic online after this as referee Mike Adamson decided not to show Lawes a yellow card.
A glimpse at Twitter for just a few seconds would show what Wales fans think of this decision, as, to be fair, even neutrals felt it was a yellow card offence as well. Players have already been yellow carded this Championship for similar offences, namely Finn Russell against Wales in round two.
Wales did get a penalty, and launched an attack from 40 metres out from England’s line. H0wever, Maro Itoje won a turnover to seal a 23-19 win for England.
1. Ellis Genge, 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Charlie Ewels, 5. Maro Itoje, 6. Courtney Lawes (c), 7. Tom Curry, 8. Alex Dombrandt, 9. Harry Randall, 10. Marcus Smith, 11. Jack Nowell, 12. Henry Slade, 13. Elliot Daly, 14. Max Malins, 15. Freddie Steward.
16. Jamie George, 17. Joe Marler, 18. Will Stuart, 19. Nick Isiekwe, 20. Sam Simmonds, 21. Ben Youngs, 22. George Ford, 23. Joe Marchant.
1. Wyn Jones, 2. Ryan Elias, 3. Tomas Francis, 4. Will Rowlands, 5. Adam Beard, 6. Ross Moriarty, 7. Taine Basham, 8. Taulupe Faletau, 9. Tomos Williams, 10. Dan Biggar, 11. Josh Adams, 12. Nick Tompkins, 13. Owen Watkin, 14. Alex Cuthbert, 15. Liam Williams.
16. Dewi Lake, 17. Gareth Thomas, 18. Leon Brown, 19. Seb Davies, 20. Jac Morgan, 21. Kieran Hardy, 22. Gareth Anscombe, 23. Jonathan Davies.
This is what has been said online:
How could the referee decide that wasn’t a yellow card!
What is going on in rugby with these ridiculous refereeing performances. #engvwal
— JHC (@JHC17626935) February 26, 2022
Is a deliberate knock on not a yellow card offence any more ? #ENGvWAL
— Nick Withey (@NickWithey1) February 26, 2022
How is that not a yellow card for Lawes? 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️
— Dan Thwaite (@DanThwaite) February 26, 2022
Deliberate knockon = yellow card… is this not what we’re always told? #ENGvWAL
— Such Is Life…. (@EnslinMavunga) February 26, 2022
No yellow card. Sack Mike adamson
— tudurparry (@tudurparry1) February 26, 2022
Courtney Lawes should of been sent off for the deliberate knock on! #ENGvWAL
— Tanya Preece (@tanya_preece) February 26, 2022
No thanks to this useless referee, he got so many decisions wrong, and it the end shit himself and didn’t yellow card Lawes, hope I never see him referee Wales again
— Mr blue sky (@DavidGr84415875) February 26, 2022
Ref was awful the whole game! No consistency with players off their feet, no yellow for Lawes for a deliberate knock on? #ENGvWAL
— Luke Eden (@LukeEden96) February 26, 2022