International Rugby It shouldn't ever happen again - Wales coach Howley enraged by France

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Rob Howley has questioned the integrity of France's coaching staff and claims rugby was brought into disrepute during Wales' controversial Six Nations defeat in Paris on Saturday. An extraordinary 20 minutes of added time were played at Stade de France due to an accumulation of stoppages, including the return to the field of prop Rabah Slimani in place of Uini Atonio, who ostensibly went off to undergo a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) amid apparent concussion concerns. Howley, though, is adamant the change in personnel was engineered by the hosts to gain an advantage, Les Bleus duly crossing right at the death to win it 20-18.

Iain Strachan by Iain Strachan