France's Maestri hits out at referee Barnes after Wales win
France lock Yoann Maestri lashed out at English referee Wayne Barnes after they were denied a penalty try in the chaotic finale to their 20-18 Six Nations win over Wales on Saturday.
France played nine five-metre scrums after Wales were penalised in the 79th minute while leading 18-13 but, despite their utter domination, were never awarded a penalty try.
"He (Barnes) told us we were not dominant enough," Maestri told reporters. "Anglo-Saxon referees always talk about fair play but the reality is that they think we're cheats.
"When you are repeatedly crushed in a five-metre scrum, you concede defeat," he added.
"There's a complicity between Anglo Saxons and it is in these moments that you realise it," he said. "It was unbelievable."