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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 February 2007, 18:49 GMT
Hadden fumes over 'farcical' try
Jonny Wilkinson touches down during England's win over Scotland
Wilkinson's try formed part of his 27-point tally against Scotland
Scotland coach Frank Hadden described the decision to award Jonny Wilkinson a try in England's 42-20 Six Nations win at Twickenham as "a farce".

Wilkinson's foot seemed to be in touch when he grounded the ball but the television match official (TMO), Donal Courtenay, awarded the try.

"What's the point of having a TMO if they get it so horribly wrong?" said Hadden. "It's hugely irritating.

"It's not humanly possible to make that mistake. It was so obviously wrong."

Wilkinson admitted that he had not been sure if it had been a legitimate try.

There were areas of the game where we didn't play quite as well as we'd hoped

Frank Hadden

"When I went over in the corner I felt it was touch and go with getting the ball down and my foot down," said the England fly-half.

"That is what the video ref is for. Hopefully it was a try. I am not one for accepting things otherwise."

Hadden admitted that Scotland had disappointed but felt that England were flattered by the 42-20 scoreline.

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"There were areas of the game where we didn't play quite as well as we'd hoped," he said.

"Credit to England, they played extremely well but we made them play well.

"After 50 minutes we were on course to do what we wanted to do, which was take the game to the wire.

"Some would say two tries down here is a fair tally. I don't see (the scoreline) as a disaster. We certainly believe we've got a big part to play in these championships.

"Ultimately we came to win today but failed to do that."



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