Video referee was wrong: it was a try, says Strettle
England wing believed he touched down in last-ditch attempt to salvage draw
The England wing Dave Strettle bemoaned the try that got away as Wales stayed on course for a third Grand Slam in eight years with a 19-12 win in the Six Nations' Championship at Twickenham.
A solitary try, by the Scarlets centre Scott Williams five minutes from time, had the Welsh seven points up when Strettle lunged for the line in the final play, only for the Scottish television official, Iain Ramage, to rule that the Saracens wing had not grounded the ball.
"I personally thought I'd scored," said Strettle. "I thought when the Welsh players flipped me on my back I had downward pressure. I felt the ball touch the floor and then everyone jumped on top of me."
England also fumed that the referee, Steve Walsh, did not take play back for a penalty, having played advantage.But instead of grabbing a possible draw the mini-revival under the interim head coach, Stuart Lancaster, was halted and Wales completed their 20th Triple Crown. The Welsh now need to defeat Italy and France to take the Grand Slam.
The Wales captain, Sam Warburton, said: "The players don't dare say those two words [Grand Slam]. I won't jinx myself by saying them."
Lancaster's chances of the permanent England job have receded. "The players are hurting which shows how much they care," he said. "I think we did improve from the wins in Scotland and Italy. But games like this are always decided by fine margins."
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Like Madonna, Sister Cristina Scuccia's video is also set in Venice
Singer says the track was 'force-fed down people's throats'
techThe original free dating app will remain the same, developers say
Endangered species spotted in a creek in the Qinling mountains
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
Some experiencing postnatal depression don't realise there is a problem. What can be done?
Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from spine injury after doing somersault celebration
Arsenal vs Hull: Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan lead criticism of Arsene Wenger after 'uncomfortable' interview with Jacqui Oatley
Adel Taraabt criticism from QPR boss Harry Redknapp sparked by player walking out of team meeting prior to Liverpool game
West Brom vs Manchester United player ratings: Saido Berahino scores highest, whilst Marcos Rojo scores lowest
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 4 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 5 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments