France coach Fabien Galthie has launched an unbelievable assault on Wales’ gamers – accusing them of specialising in getting gamers despatched off.
Wales have been cruelly denied a Grand Slam in Paris following a dramatic 32-30 defeat full of speaking factors. A kind of was a purple card for French lock Paul Willemse after he made contact with the attention space of Wyn Jones.
Tv Match Official Wayne Barnes pored over a lot of completely different angles and replays earlier than coming to the choice that the second-row ought to stroll for offence – additionally citing a neck roll in there as properly.
France recovered from the purple card properly, with Wales truly happening to lose their self-discipline following yellow playing cards for Taulupe Faletau and Liam Williams, however Galthie claimed afterwards that he did not consider the lock deserved punishment.
He then accused Wales’ gamers of getting the 28-year-old despatched off.
“I don’t suppose he deserves a heavy sanction,” he stated in translated quotes from his French language post-match press convention.
“If you happen to watch it there’s clearly no contact, or if there’s it’s clearly very restricted. It’s completely not voluntary.
“You see the way in which the Welsh are specialists in purple playing cards, and may specialize in opposition purple playing cards.
“They play their half. The Welsh physique language. I hope the officers resolve that this sanction just isn’t crucial for Paul Willemse.
“I don’t suppose Paul deserves a sanction.
“I consider we have to share this – I don’t see why he ought to be sanctioned.”
The purple card for Willemse was the third one to be awarded towards Wales’ opponents on this event.
First, Peter O’Mahony noticed purple for a reckless clearout to the top of Tomas Francis in Spherical One, earlier than Zander Fagerson acquired his marching orders for the same incident towards Jones.
Each have been handed bans afterwards. O’Mahony copped a three-week ban after admitting his guilt, whereas Fagerson was hit with a four-week ban.
When requested about Galthie’s feedback, Wales coach Wayne Pivac opted to not reply on to the accusations.
“I haven’t any remark to that,” he stated.
“The match officers had loads of replays and went via a course of and that’s what they’re there to do.”
OFFICAL TRANSLATION: If you happen to actually watch the Welsh gamers it appears like you recognize they specialise ensuring the opponents get a purple card and their physique language is sort of clear, I hope the referees are going to take that into consideration.