Ireland beat Scotland 13-22 at Murrayfield on Saturday and French referee Romain Poite has taken a lot of heat for the outcome of the match.
In a post match interview with Scotland scrum half Greig Laidlaw, he said “He doesn’t seem to like us, Romain.
“(Poite) picked us up in the middle of the field, Sean O’Brien’s reefed the ball out and he’s given a knock-on, and it’s right in front of him.
“He refereed us against South Africa as well and we don’t seem to see eye-to-eye. We’re not going to blame him, we look at ourselves, and credit to Ireland.”
“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
The 43-year-old referee was famously in charge of the series decider between the British & Irish Lions and New Zealand in 2017, where he overturned a penalty decision to conclude a tied series.
And whether it was the performance of Poite on Saturday or his own teammates, Scotland’s Stuart Hogg didn’t seem impressed either.
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) February 9, 2019
Both Poite and Laidlaw received further criticism following the game.
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) February 9, 2019
Romain Poite up to his usual standard…hat trick of missed forward passes, crooked line outs and forward passes. Terrible referee. #SCOvIRE
— Mark Carter (@markdcarter) February 9, 2019
Very unprofessional and unbecoming comments from Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw about referee Romain Poite. #bbcrugby
— Andrew Priestley (@A_Priestley89) February 9, 2019
— Graham Love (@GLove39) February 9, 2019