Wanstead’s Wiggins disappointed with standard of refereeing in defeat to Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 September 2018

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons lost second successive game in league on Saturday

David Wiggins was far from happy with the officials in Wanstead’s narrow 22-19 defeat at home to Saffron Walden in London Two North East.

The Herons suffered another narrow loss in the league, having done down 24-21 at Romford & Gidea Park the previous weekend.

Director of rugby Wiggins says he was content with his team’s performance in defeat, but stated his belief that the standard of refereeing was below par.

“I don’t think I’ve ever publicly criticised an official before, but I feel we lost the game because of poor refereeing of the scrums,” he said.

“In a game between two very evenly-matches sides, it was disappointing that the referee’s officiating of the scrums was not up to that level in my opinion.

“I wanted improved physicality and application from the boys after last weekend and that’s what I got.

“It’s just a shame the scrums went uncontested when they shouldn’t have and we conceded an intercept try, but those things happen.”

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