Breaking: World Rugby Release Statement On Craig Joubert’s Decision To Award Penalty In Scotland & Australia Match

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy


World Rugby has said in a statement that referee Craig Joubert should have awarded a scrum to Australia and not a penalty in the 79th minute of their World Cup quarter-final with Scotland.

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The South African’s decision to award Australia a last-minute penalty — which Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley kicked to win the game — resulted in a chorus of boos at full-time just as Joubert himself made a hasty exit from the pitch.

His performance and ultimate decision to award the penalty was reviewed by World Rugby authorities today and they have admitted he made the wrong decision.

We’ll be sure to update you when we have more.