Alun Wyn Jones is hopeful World Rugby will investigate an incident in which England’s Joe Marler appeared to grab the Wales captain’s genitals during Saturday’s Six Nations match.
England were 33-30 winners at Twickenham, but there were a number of flashpoints in a clash that ended with the hosts down to 13 men after Ellis Genge went to the sin bin and Manu Tuilagi was sent off.
One incident missed by the officials concerned Jones and Marler.
Television pictures caught Marler apparently grabbing Jones’ crotch, prompting a bemused expression from the Wales veteran but no action.
“I’ve got 138 Tests for my country,” Jones told a post-match news conference. “If I react, I get a red card. It’s tough, isn’t it?
“Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it. Joe’s a good bloke, lots of things happen on a rugby field.
“It’s difficult as a captain these days because you can’t speak to a ref about anything, it feels. I look at the touch judge. Obviously he didn’t see what happened, and that’s fine.
“There’s a lot of footage that has been shown. It seems like a lot of supporters saw what happened.
“It’s very frustrating that we talk a lot about TMOs and footage reviews, yet there doesn’t seem to be a lot of it happening.”
World Rugby’s laws state the punishment for “grabbing, twisting or squeezing the genitals” starts at 12 weeks.
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