Scotland fans rage at Romain Poite after defeat against Ireland
Ireland recovered from opening-day defeat by England to beat Scotland in a Six Nations thriller at Murrayfield.
But Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, along with fans, were fuming with a number of decisions by referee Romain Poite.
Here’s what fans have been saying…
Looking back at Poite’s use of TMO. He was obviously checking a touch/touch-in-goal issue. TMO opted to show an earlier knock on which was not related to any act of scoring. Don’t believe Kitt should have shown that, should have stuck to what he was instructed to show. pic.twitter.com/q2livTRteM
— Nick Heath (@nickheathsport) February 9, 2019
Is Romain Poite deliberately giving Ireland any time/distance they want on penalty advantage? Where’s the consistency? #SCOvIRE
— Stuart MacLennan (@MacLennanStu) February 9, 2019
— Andy #ABF4REE (@_Andy_Farrell) February 9, 2019
Not saying SCO lost entirely because of Poite, but Greig said it, the pundits said it, we’re all thinking and saying it…so @Scotlandteam do something about it! Poite should not referee Scotland matches…his motives have to be questioned, it’s every time not just once. #SCOvIRE
— Greig Anderson (@greig_anderson) February 9, 2019
I dunno… Poite isn’t a great referee, but he also wasn’t the one knocking the ball on every other phase. Scotland were their own worst enemies today in a sloppy game, and pointing at the referee afterward isn’t class. https://t.co/D8wxHY1yw6
— Andrew Exum (@ExumAM) February 9, 2019
“He doesn’t seem to like us,”
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw wasn’t impressed with the performance of referee Romain Poite after his side were beaten by Ireland in the #SixNations.
— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) February 9, 2019