Calls For Craig Joubert To Be Stood Down

Publish Date
Monday, 19 October 2015, 9:30PM
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Growing calls within Scotland for referee Craig Joubert to be stood down from international rugby.

Joubert awarded a contentious last minute penalty which allowed the Wallabies to escape with a 35-34 win over Scotland in the last of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

 Scotland legend Gavin Hastings has told the BBC he's furious at Joubert for sprinting off the field at the final whistle.

"That is the worst thing I have seen on a rugby field for a very long time and he is not prepared to face up to the players - that is not rugby, that is not the spirit of rugby."

Former Scotland winger Kenny Logan has echoed Hastings' sentiments and said Joubert was inept.

"That referee shouldn't referee at this level again, because he's not good enough. He's proved it in many World Cups and today is another one."

The Scottish team has been largely diplomatic post-match, although captain Chris Laidlaw has questioned Joubert's decision to not use the television match official.

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has refused to pass comment saying he needs to look at the tape again.

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore said Scotland threw the kitchen sink at them.

"They really threw everything at us, I thought their attack was really good - their carries were very strong, they got some real momentum there. It was a really tough test match."

Australia will face Argentina in the semis after the Pumas ousted Ireland 43-20 in Cardiff.

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