Paddy Power issues Justice Refund for rugby punters as Scotland robbed v France

Daylight robbery at Murrayfield

Justice Refund

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At Power Tower we just cannot bear to see punters wronged – especially by some dodgy video tech.

Now, football’s had its fair share of dodgy VAR calls, and we’re always told how much better replays work in the game of rugby union.

Well, we won’t be hearing that particular bleat for a while after Scotland were scandalously denied a late try to beat the French at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon.

With the visitors ahead 20-16 and time ticking up toward 80 minutes the home side were camped inches from the try line desperately pushing for the game-winning score.

And it looked to everyone viewing at home and in the ground that they’d got it as their pack lurched over the line and planted the ball down.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Referee, Nic Berry signals that the ball is held up as Sam Skinner of Scotland (obscured) attempts to score a try during the Guinness Six Nations 2024 match between Scotland and France at BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 10, 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Everyone except the officials, that is.

Referee Nic Berry  – yes, I suppose you could say Scotland were within a Heartbeat of victory – left his specs at home and couldn’t decide if it was a try or not, so deferred to the video ref.

He promptly passed the buck straight back to the man on the pitch, which meant no score and anyone who backed Scotland to win were denied a deserved victory.

But we couldn’t stand for that.

So we’ve made the call to right this rugby wrong and refund stakes on all singles on the Match Odds as a free bet to our punters.

You’re welcome.

Sure, not all heroes wear capes, but we’re more than happy to wrap ourselves in a shower curtain when needed…

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