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UK News The Rugby World Cup evening headlines as officials admit three errors in huge match, Wales hit by storm and fifth player banned

19:30  01 october  2019
19:30  01 october  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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There's been no action on the pitch but it's been another busy day at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Here are your evening headlines.

WORLD RUGBY CONFIRM ERRORS IN IRELAND'S SHOCK DEFEAT TO JAPAN

World Rugby have confirmed that three penalties awarded against Ireland in their shock 19-12 defeat to Japan were incorrect.

Head coach Joe Schmidt told the Irish Times : "We were penalised for offside four times and we’ve now got the feedback that three of those were incorrect calls.

"People were asking us about our discipline.

“It’s pretty hard to keep getting off the line and onto the front foot when you are getting those calls. Two of them were from an AR [assistant referee Jerome Garces] who is going to be refereeing us on Thursday, so we know we’re going to have to be on our best behaviour."

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Ireland’s Rugby World Cup ambitions suffered a significant blow when they could not withstand a ferocious onslaught from the hosts in a quite Joe Schmidt’s team, so confident and accurate against Scotland in their opening match , were pushed to their absolute limits and then beyond by a Japan

PATCHELL NEEDS TO IMPROVE TECHNIQUE

Rhys Patchell needs to improve his tackle technique, according to former Wales centre Tom Shanklin .

Speaking on his ITV podcast, Shanklin said: “I am Wales’ biggest supporter. I love them. I had my shirt on for the game.

“But what World Rugby are trying to stamp out is the tackle Rhys Patchell got himself in, that position he got himself. You need to go lower.

“He has got poor tackle technique, I would say, Rhys Patchell."

Shanklin was a guest on the Welsh Rugby Podcast and you can hear what he had to say below:

WALES CAUGHT IN LIGHTNING STORM

The Welsh rugby team were caught in a lightning storm as they enjoyed a boat cruise around Lake Biwa.

Not long after they boarded a small cruise ship on Japan's biggest freshwater lake, thunder and lightning broke out. Thankfully, the squad's trip went as planned.

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'BORING' ENGLAND WILL BE LIKE A WAR

Argentina hooker Agustin Creevy has claimed that Saturday's World Cup clash with England will be like a "war".

He also praised Eddie Jones' men for their structured approach in the set-piece - adding that "sometimes it's boring but I think it's good for England. It works for them".

FORMER ALL BLACKS COACH SLAMS 'TEDIOUS' TMO USE

Former New Zealand coach John Hart has slammed TMO's for their tedious interference in matches during the World Cup.

“Let the referees judge on what they see,” he told the New Zealand Herald .

“In the Australia v Wales game, the interference from the TMO was tedious and ridiculous. The referee was losing his control … it was in the hands of the TMO.

“I wouldn’t often agree with Michael Cheika but I do think the refs have become spooked because of the publicity and pressure they are under in decision making.”

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Wales ' Jonathan Davies celebrates after a huge Rugby World Cup win Credit: AP. After Australia had surged back into the match , it was down to replacement Rhys Patchell, on for the injured Dan Biggar, to score the decisive penalty late on and put Wales a step closer to a quarter-final spot.

Rugby World Cup organisers launched an investigation after around two-thirds of the floodlights failed towards the end of the highly charged match between Australia and Wales .

A fifth player has been banned at the World Cup.

Uruguayan Facundo Gattas has received a three-match ban after being sent off for a dangerous tackle against Georgia. That means he will miss his country's final pool clashes with Australia and Wales.

FORD WARNS ENGLAND TO STAY ON REFEREES' GOOD SIDE

England star George Ford says Eddie Jones' men are determined not to fall foul of the referee as officiating decisions continue to dominate headlines

“It’s pretty clear as a player," said Ford. "We want to make it clear that we are onside and that’s for the referees to interpret.

“Our aim is to be whiter than white in terms of that because the thing we’ve seen is that one penalty can change the momentum of the game massively.

“A lot of them are coming from offside and it’s something we want to be ultra disciplined in. It’s a rule, it’s crystal clear and you want it to be refereed well.”

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