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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Barking director of rugby Nick Warren unhappy with refereeing decision in 32-10 loss at Dings.
Barking director of rugby Nick Warren slammed the decision of referee Veryan Boscawen to not send off Dings’ Mark Woodrow, a decision he believed paved the way for their defeat on Saturday.
The score at the time was 18-10 in the home side’s favour in the second half, but with Barking on the attack in a two-on-one situation Woodrow slapped the ball down as Jay Udo-Udoma attempted to pass to Charlie Baffour-Awuah.
Woodrow had been yellow carded for an earlier infringement and while the referee and his touch judges deliberated, the only ramification was a Barking penalty.
And with the visitors in disbelief, the Barking chief believed that was the turning point.
“It was a very tight game and I felt that decision was the defining moment,” said Warren.
“The verdict deflated us and gave them a lift. Within two or three minutes they went up the other end and scored.
“It should have been a sending off at a minimum and possibly a penalty try.
“But after a long discussion they decided on just a penalty. That marred a good performance in my opinion and I have taken the issue up with the RFU (Rugby Football Union).
“The referee has admitted he was wrong after the game, but that doesn’t do you any favours.”