Eddie Jones claims referee tried to ‘even things up’ after Australia red card

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  • England coach claims James Doleman favoured Wallabies
  • ‘It happens in every game … he helps the team with the red card’

Eddie Jones believes that 14-man Australia were helped in their first victory over England in nine attempts by the referee James Doleman attempting to “even things up” following Darcy Swain’s first-half red card.

England were leading 6-3 when Swain was sent off for headbutting Jonny Hill, who was shown a yellow card, but the Wallabies romped into a 30-14 lead before a late rally from Jones’s side. Billy Vunipola was also shown a yellow card with 15 minutes to go when Australia had edged ahead at 16-14.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at Optus Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/02/eddie-jones-the-referee-always-tries-to-even-things-up-after-a-red-card under the title “Eddie Jones claims referee tried to ‘even things up’ after Australia red card”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.