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LV= Cup: Dai Young slammed the referee after Wasps exited the LV= Cup
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was enraged by the performance of referee Steve Lee during his side's 20-8 LV= Cup loss to Newport Gwent Dragons.
The defeat put Wasps out of the tournament and Jones said his players were infuriated by what he felt were a sequence of officiating errors.
Young said: "First and foremost, I thought the Dragons deserved the victory, because they were the more committed and determined team.
"Our task, although we didn't help ourselves, was made impossible because the game was not refereed at all and probably one disappointment for me is that it took fifty minutes for my players to kick-off because of it.
"That is not to say this is why we lost the game but it stops teams from playing any decent rugby.
"I don't think he refereed the breakdown, people were being taken off the ball and were in front of the ball. It was just constantly non-refereed.
"Driving line-outs were taken down on three occasions and nothing was given."
The second-half was littered with indiscipline, culminating in a mass fight at the end of the game, which almost spilled into the stands.
Young said of the brawl: "Nobody wants to see that anymore. It is not what rugby is about now but it is understandable and I am surprised it did not happen before."
Dragons please Jones
Newport's victory kept their interest in the event alive and boss Lyn Jones was pleased with their performance.
"It was a good game and everyone tried to be positive and play," he said. "I was pleased with the attitude and skill levels.
"It was an opportunity for a few of them for the future and some boys put their hands up. I thought both sides attacked the game well and am really pleased to just concede eight points at the end.
"There are a lot of good rugby players in Wales, we just have to give them a chance against good opposition."
Jones said he would need to watch the video before he could comment on the contentious second-half incidents.LV Anglo-Welsh Cup. Click here to bet.
|Saturday 31st January|
|14:40||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:00||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Ospreys|
|18:30||Scarlets vs London Irish|
|Sunday 1st February|
|14:00||Wasps vs Cardiff Blues|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|14:30||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Exeter|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 7th February|
|14:00||Sale Sharks vs Scarlets|
|14:30||Cardiff Blues vs Leicester|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Bath vs Ospreys|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:15||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Sunday 8th February|
|14:30||Newport Gwent D'gons vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
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