Six Nations: Alasdair Dickinson’s anger at ref

Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has criticised George Clancy following the Irish referee’s controversial BT Murrayfield performance.

A smiling referee George Clancy at Murrayfield on Saturday. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scotland slumped to their third defeat of this year’s RBS Six Nations after going down 22-19 to Italy, leaving them staring at the ignominy of a fourth wooden spoon in 11 years.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Dickinson insisted Clancy did nothing to help Scotland at the scrum in the first half as the official lectured both sides on their engage method.

Dickinson said: “I think he was making a mountain out of a molehill at times. I better stay politically correct with the media or I’ll get in trouble.”

A smiling referee George Clancy at Murrayfield on Saturday. Picture: Ian Rutherford