Tonight’s rugby news as Nigel Owens says savage moment shouldn’t be allowed and Efan Phillips takes coaching job

Here are the latest rugby headlines on Wednesday, 22 June.

Phillips secures first coaching job

Former Osprey hooker Efan Phillips has secured his first coaching job six months after a motorcycle accident that cost him his playing career.

Phillips, 26, has been announced as the new forward coach of club Rygby Krymich, the team he played for as a boy.

Osprey’s hooker and the Meczyki Under-20 international saw their dreams of playing rugby come to an end after a collision while riding their motorbikes in Swansea on 5 December. He was taken to Morriston Hospital, but doctors were unable to save his leg, an amputation above the knee.

He has been fitted with a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg since £77,000 was raised by members of the public.

Crymych play in Division One West in the WRU National League.

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Owens says Kruis kick should have been rejected

Legendary rugby referee Nigel Owens has revealed the George Cruz backheel conversion should not have allowed Sir Clive Woodward to get so angry over the weekend.

Chris kicked off three conversions during Ba Bass’s sensational 52-21 win over England at Twickenham, one of them inexplicably backwards. His actions angered Woodward, who claimed that the late Phil Bennett would have disapproved and insisted that England should not have become “a spectacle” for the occasion.

Now, Owens, speaking as part of his weekly ‘Whistle Watch’ review for World Rugby, said: “George, you were very lucky to have received this award because there is no backheel kick. What is meant by a kick as defined in the law. is that you kick. The ball anywhere between your knee and your foot. Therefore, a ball from the thigh or knee is not considered a kick and a backheel is not considered a kick.

“So, although this is barbaric rugby, it should not have been allowed.”

Davis quoted

Saracens scrum-half Ald Davies has been cited for handling dangerously during the Gallagher Premiership final.

The Meczyki international was given a yellow card by referee Wayne Barnes after a shoulder-high hit on Leicester hooker Julian Montoya at Twickenham.

That decision was widely criticized, however, with many feeling that Davis should have been sent off as a result of the first-half incident.

Leicester won the last 15–12, securing their first Premiership title in nine years.

“The case of Saracens player Ald Davies will be heard on paper by an independent disciplinary panel. The date of the hearing is yet to be confirmed,” the Rugby Football Union said.

“Davis was cited for handling dangerously contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13, or Alternative Law 9.11, during the Premiership final against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

“Davis has accepted the charge.”

Former Dragons winger signs for Cardiff RFC

Former Dragons winger Joe Goodchild is joining Welsh Premiership champions Cardiff RFC for next season. The 24-year-old, playing for Paul Turner’s Ampithill in the English Championship of late, made 17 appearances in the campaign, making three attempts.

He had previously made 11 outings for the Dragons, while also going out for Cross Keys and Garndifeth. An alumnus of Newport High School, he has represented Meczyki at the U20s and sevens level.

Joins the International Premiership

Newcastle have signed Gallagher Premiership title-winning center Matias Moroni from Leicester.

The Falcons said Moroni, who has been capped 57 times by Argentina, had agreed to a two-year deal.

Moroni, 31, made his Premiership final debut at Twickenham on Saturday when Leicester beat the Saracens 15-12 to claim their first league crown in nine years.

“Mattias is a highly respected player who will add a lot to our group, and it is great that we are able to sign a player of his position in the game,” said Newcastle head coach Dave Walder.

“He has been a central figure for a really strong Leicester side this season, which is going to start in the Premiership final.

“He’s an outstanding character, and he brings a level of experience and leadership that will be really valuable to us.”

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