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World Rugby Heap Pressure On Referee Joubert After Scotland Controversy

World Rugby Heap Pressure On Referee Joubert After Scotland Controversy
By Conor O'Leary Updated

South African referee Craig Joubert was embroiled in a controversy last night. The former World Cup final referee was heavily criticised for his performance in the dramatic World Cup quarter-final against Scotland and Australia.

Joubert's decision to award Australia a last minute penalty that Bernard Foley converted to win the game was the subject of most of the Scotland frustration. Scotland were adamant that the ball came back off an Australian and was therefore free to play, instead of the offside call that Joubert awarded.

World Rugby have issued a statement, and they have thrown Joubert under the bus:

World Rugby believe that the correct decision was to award a scrum to Australia for the original knock on from Scotland, and not to award a penalty.

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There was a heated debate on ITV over the incident, which takes away from an amazing test match.

See Also: Craig Joubert Is Being Roasted From All Sides For Australia's Last Minute Penalty

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See Also: Australian Papers Claim Bottle Was Thrown At Craig Joubert As He Left Pitch

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