Eddie Jones lodges complaint to World Rugby about Wales stars’ conduct
England head coach Eddie Jones has lodged a complaint with World Rugby over the conduct of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones.
The Aussie was unhappy with the locks conduct towards referee Pascal Gauzere during the Welsh win over Scotland in the Six Nations last Saturday.
“I thought that was right out of order. When he tried to stop the referee from allowing the kick at goal – we can’t have that in the game,” Jones said ahead of England’s game against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.
“That’s borrowed from another sport and I really hope World Rugby don’t allow that to creep into the game because it shouldn’t be part of the game.
“All we say is just to be respectful. At times players lose their cool, but that was a contrived bit of behaviour.
“It’s not great for the game and I’ve said something to World Rugby about it, I feel that strongly.
“We’ve got to respect the integrity of the referee in the game because we’ve got one of the most difficult games to referee. And the game only gets more complex.
“It doesn’t get any easier. There’s more density around the ball. The players are bigger, faster, stronger. There’s quicker decisions from the referee to make.
“And if we don’t respect the integrity of the game we’re going to lose part of it.”