Di­a­mond fumes at Fo­ley’s late call

The Rugby Paper - - Aviva Premiership -

STEVE Di­a­mond once again aimed his wrath in the di­rec­tion of ref­eree Tom Fo­ley as his side lost 39-30 to Glouces­ter in a topsy-turvy nine-try ex­trav­a­ganza.

The un­happy Sharks boss was in no mood for any Easter for­give­ness af­ter Sale missed out on a pos­si­ble sec­ond point at the death when Fo­ley awarded the hosts a penalty at a ruck which Billy Burns kicked to deny a los­ing bonus.

“I may sound like a whinge­ing toe-rag but there were three or four de­ci­sions which were wrong, and it costs you dearly,” said Di­a­mond. “I’m not too de­jected be­cause we came to score four tries at least and we did. We just didn't get the W.

“We should have got at least another los­ing bonus point but four of our guys were judged to be off­side at a ruck.

“We had our noses in front af­ter half-time but they have some fine strike run­ners and if you gift them space they will ex­ploit it. But the game was won and lost in ex­it­ing. We scored a try and then gave one away.”

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