France hope to never see Clancy again

Date published: November 24 2014

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France are going to appeal to World Rugby to no longer be refereed by George Clancy according to the Midi Olympique.

France are going to appeal to World Rugby to no longer be refereed by George Clancy according to the Midi Olympique.

Les Bleus were furious with the Irish official after Saturday’s loss to Argentina, accusing him of ignoring the interventions of assistant referee Steve Walsh, and failing to show a yellow card after a succession of Argentine penalties on their own line late on.

To make matters worse, Clancy then did not go back for a penalty advantage on the final play of the game when Scott Spedding was held up over the line, and it was revealed afterwards that the French coaching staff had already gone to the game’s governing body about Clancy.

During last year’s Six Nations clash with Wales they were refereed by Clancy, and subsequently complained, requesting never to be refereed by him again, something they had avoided until Saturday.

“We’d asked to never have him again, he shouldn’t have been refereeing us,” backs coach Patrice Lagisquet told the Midi Olympique.

“I hope we never see him again. That’s enough now, we’ve given enough.”

According to the report the coaching staff are planning to send a video to World Rugby’s head of referees Jo

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