England coach Eddie Jones slams referee Pascal Gauzere after defeat against Wales

Eddie Jones is unhappy with the controversial calls during the game against Wales
Eddie Jones is unhappy with the controversial calls during the game against Wales
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Eddie Jones slammed the decisions of referee Pascal Gauzere following their 40-24 defeat against Wales at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Tries from Josh Adams, Liam Williams, Kieran Hardy and Cory Hill proved decisive as Wayne Pivac's men registered their third win from as many games to claim the top place while England were found wanting despite tries from Anthony Watson and Ben Youngs.

However, the opening two tries were controversial with England skipper Owen Farrell was seen arguing with the referee that his team were not ready as Dan Biggar sent a crosskick to send Josh Adams over the line while the second decision saw TMO ruling out a deliberate knock on as Williams dotted down.

"They're huge decisions. We can't debate it, we are not allowed to debate it. All I will end up with is a fine and that won't help anyone," said Jones.

"The dog won't be able to eat its food, wife won't be able to eat, so I can't say anything.

"Well, they get points maybe they don't deserve and we have to fight to get back into the game.

"It makes it difficult and you have to be good enough to overcome it. They were worthy winners, but we have to be good enough to overcome those, as unusual as they might be".

Nevertheless, Jones admitted that Wales were "worthy" winners as England's ill-discipline costed them dearly.

"Wales (were) worthy winners. We take full responsibility and don't blame the referee. But sometimes there are circumstances that happen that are difficult to handle and we weren't good enough to handle them.

"I want my dog to eat food, so I am not going to say anything."

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