Know it is not a nice thing to say but it felt somewhat good that England got a TMO decision on Saturday that cost them the game against New Zealand.
England flank Sam Underhill’s potentially match-winning try against the All Blacks was ruled out by South African TMO Marius Jonker.
Although World Rugby last week said after the Farrell tackle they do not comment on referees decision they decided this week that they can again.
World Rugby said over the weekend that the decision to disallow England a late try in their clash against the All Blacks on Saturday was correct.
According to the The Guardian, World Rugby has ruled that due to mitigating factors, Garces was within his rights to defer the final decision to the TMO and that the correct decision – to disallow the try – was made in the end.
World Rugby’s new TMO trial aims to give back responsibility to the on-field referee, and after the decision it was argued that referee Jerome Garces was wrong to allow Jonker to make the final decision.
“Ultimately however, the governing body believes a number of mitigating factors meant Garces was within his rights to defer the final decision to the TMO, chiefly the poor weather which made visibility of Twickenham’s big screens more difficult.”