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Saturday Feb 27, 2021

WATCH: The two HUGE decisions in Six Nations clash which have enraged English rugby fans

Referee Pascal Gaüzère has received a battering on social media after his howler of a performance during Saturday’s Six Nations clash between Wales and England.

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The Frenchman was at the centre of several decisions which had a significant impact on the game that Wales eventually won 40-24 to secure the Triple Crown at the Principality Stadium.

The first major incident occurred in the 15th minute when after awarding a penalty to Wales, Gaüzère called “time on” when England were in a huddle underneath the goalposts.

Welsh fly half Dan Biggar took advantage of the situation by executing a cross field kick to Josh Adams on the wing to score the opening try of the match.

Despite England having water carriers on the pitch and barely being given any warning by the referee, Gaüzère then waved away the protests of Owen Farrell.

Next up Gaüzère and his team of officials missed a blatant knock-on from Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit in the build up to another try for the hosts through Liam Williams.

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The two incidents sparked outrage from pundits and fans while Welsh commentators Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies made jokes throughout the match about knock-ons no longer counting and that Gaüzère could be considered for man of the match.

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