ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Thursday Feb 10, 2022

WATCH: Was Scotland’s penalty try the correct call? - Nigel Owens weighs in

Nigel Owens explains why the penalty try to Scotland was awarded.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the first edition for 2022 of World Rugby’s YouTube show ‘Whistle Watch’, Owens weighs in on the controversial penalty try awarded to Scotland in the 2022 Calcutta Cup.

England lost 20-17 to Scotland in the opening round of the Six Nations in a game which featured what some would call a ‘controversial’ penalty try to level the game at 17 a piece with 15 minutes on the clock. Substitute hooker for England Luke Cowan-Dickie was yellow carded and a penalty try was awarded to Scotland by referee Ben O’Keefe.

Following a TMO review, Ben O’ Keefe opted to send Cowan-Dickie off for 10 minutes to the sin bin and award Scotland with a penalty try. This left the score at 17 a piece coming into the final 10 minutes. Then in the 72nd minute, Finn Russell slotted a penalty for Scotland to beat rivals England and kick off their 2022 Six Nations campaign with a win.

Virgin Media pundit Matt Williams said that he thought it was a “dodgy penalty try”. Williams said “I’ve seen some dodgy penalties tries and that’s right up there”. Williams was not certain that the act of foul play would have led to a definite try had it not been committed.

Owens, when speaking about the key turning point in the game said if Cowan-Dickie made a “genuine attempt to try and catch that ball, and lost it forward, knocked it on…it would have been a scrum down, Scottish put in”.

Owens explains that Cowan Dickie quite clearly slaps the ball forward. Owens said that there were two offenses committed by Cowan-Dickie. The substitute hooker, intentionally slapped the ball down and and deliberately slapped the ball into touch, which you cannot do.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Eddie Jones hits out at Rassie Erasmus...

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Pundit questions Calcutta Cup winning...

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Wins for Ireland and Scotland in opening...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 16 HOURS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 118 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tom Dunn drops bombshell after Bath humiliation this weekend

View All