Wales took the lead in their six-nation game against England in Cardiff with two controversial attempts

They eventually won the game between 40 and 24 to win the Triple Crown, but it was two decisions in the first half that sparked most of the debate

The first came in the 17th Minute The results were 3-3 after Dan Biggar and Owen Farrell exchanged early penalties when Wales received another penalty within England 22

Farrell had conceded this penalty and asked referee Pascal Gauzere for time to speak to the players he had gathered under the post

Gauzere blew for a time out and as soon as he resumed play, Biggar stepped across the field and Josh Adams gathered the ball to score a goal

A quick kick from Wales brings England out and Owen Farrell is furious! The right decision of the referee? #Bbcrugby #sixnations #WALvENG picTwittercom / SLVwhcWgZP

Biggar’s conversion brought it down to 10-3 – but England weren’t happy.They were still talking under the post and the water carriers were on the field when Biggar stepped across the field and couldn’t react in time to stop Adams

Farrell approached Gauzere as soon as Adams touched down to appeal the decision to forgive the attempt, but the umpire said, “I gave you time to convey the message and after that it was played”


Farrell closed the gap with another penalty soon after, making it 10-6 on 20 minutes, but the decision to try sparked a debate on social media

Farrell is right The same thing happened in the summer The game cannot restart with water carriers on the field #WALENG

Brilliant thinking from Biggar and Gauzère said “time on,” but this Adams attempt did not seem fair

Gauzère asked Farrell to speak to the team and that’s exactly what he did. I think the referee should have waited until that was clearly over and the water carriers were off the field

Difficult from the referee with the time allowed after Farrell has spoken to the players But a school boy from England doesn’t always keep an eye on the players

Gauzere is right. You don’t have the option to line up all of your men first. This is not a battle in the 7th century Century

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Amazing on the first try “Is the time back?” Gauzere takes a quick look at England and whistles to Sam Warburton: “I would be mad if I were Owen Farrell” #WALvENG

Adams entered England 22, Louis Rees-Zammit couldn’t collect the ball but when it came off Liam Williams collected it and went over

Most people thought it was a hit from Rees-Zammit, but TMO Alex Ruiz decided he couldn’t see him, “hit the ball forward, it touched his leg and then the ball went backwards “

It was a long time before officials decided they were satisfied with the obvious blow from Louis Rees-Zammit! #bbcrugby #sixnations #WALvENG picTwittercom / sYzmdnKm4C

Even the players looked surprised that the attempt was up, but Biggar converted to give Wales a 17-6 lead

Matt Dawson described the decision on BBC Radio 5Live as “shocking” and also caused controversy on Twitter

Seriously, I may be completely biased, but no player on the court thought this was an attempt! @SixNationsRugby we need a fair opinion! @ Nigelrefowens ???

Not in control of the ball so let’s all practice this skill and try to score like this! Seriously ????? !!! # WALvENG # 6Nations

An attempt by Anthony Watson in 35 Minute when England in the 22 Attacked the minute, brought them back into play, and Farrell narrowed the gap with a penalty in front of the post in added time

It was 24:24 in the middle of the second half after attempts by Kieran Hardy and Ben Youngs, but Wales clearly prevailed and won 40:24 as England conceded a series of penalties and Cory Hill scored the bonus point attempt

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