DIRECTOR of rugby Gary Gold was “furious” over the decision to disallow Worcester Warriors a try in their 24-10 defeat against Wasps on Sunday.

With Worcester trailing 10-0, Tom Heathcote went in under the posts after linking up with Perry Humphreys.

But the try was chalked off for obstruction after replays showed Sam Lewis collide into Wasps hooker Ashley Johnson before Humphreys swept through and set up Heathcote.

Although Biyi Alo barged over moments later as Warriors cut the deficit to 10-7 on the stroke of half-time, Gold felt Heathcote’s try could have been a “momentum-shifter” in the Aviva Premiership clash.

Captain Donncha O’Callaghan protested with referee Thomas Foley immediately after the TMO’s call and Gold said: “I was equally as furious (as Donncha).

“I think Ashley chose to hit on the runner (Lewis) coming short and I don’t think the guy changed his line. I absolutely think it was a try.

“Of course it is going to be a momentum-shifter (when you are disallowed) seven points against a team of their quality.

“You ask the players to do a job and get across the white line which they did.

“If it is obstruction, it is obstruction and there is no problem, but I don’t think that was the case in my opinion.

“We were cool and calm about it, but I don’t think that there was enough of an obstruction to stop the try being given.”