TMO got it wrong

World Rugby admit Wales try at Twickenham should have counted despite Eddie Jones' pleas

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Gareth Anscombe has revealed "I thought that I got it down" after reliving the controversial non-try that left Wales crestfallen at Twickenham.

South Africa's Jonathan Kaplan, rated the game's best referee at the peak of his powers, wrote in the Telegraph Newspaper that try should have been awarded and Welsh coach Warren Gatland said the TMO had made at bad mistake.

"We were confident once we saw the first replay [that it was a try]", Anscombe, the man who was denied, said following Saturday's match.

England thrashed Italy 46-15 away from home in their opening match before squeezing past Wales 12-6 at Twickenham on the weekend.

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".

The Wales attack coach, Rob -Howley, expressed his gratitude that World Rugby had done so after Gatland had said he would be seeking clarification from the governing body for Newman's "terrible mistake".

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

Jonny May scores the first of his two tries for England in a 12-6 win over Wales at Twickenham
Mark Thompson Jonny May scores the first of his two tries for England in a 12-6 win over Wales at Twickenham

They remain on course for a third Six Nations title in three seasons and second Grand Slam crown under Jones. "We had a couple of opportunities which we should have taken".

Fullback Leigh Halfpenny, a late withdrawal from the England game, is recovering from a foot infection while Saracens wing Liam Williams played for the European club champions last weekend. "England's kicking game was outstanding and we expect no different in Ireland", Howley said.

"Taulupe is back to rugby this week".

Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell, who sat out the session with unspecified leg injuries, are expected to be fit to face Scotland a week on Saturday but Exeter No8 Sam Simmonds will miss the game, and the one with France a week later, with shoulder trouble.

"In Japan they have a great saying: at full-time there's no side".

Jones' squad is made up largely of the same players that have featured in the championship so far this month, with loosehead prop Joe Marler joining Haskell in returning from suspension, while Hughes is included after making his comeback from a two-month knee injury in Wasps' 44-22 victory over Harlequins on Sunday.

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