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Owen Farrell On Why England Lined Up Against The Haka In V Shape

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Owen Farrell and his teammates have explained why England lined up against the haka in a V shape immediately before kick-off in today’s World Cup semi-final.  As Ireland learned last week, taking a step forward against the haka doesn’t always result in an inspired performance but England decided to take a different approach for their clash with the reigning champions. …

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Ford Returns As England Name Team For All Blacks Semi-Final

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England have named their team for Saturday’s crunch World Cup semi-final with the All Blacks at the Yokohama Stadium.  This weekend’s encounter looks set to be a memorable one and head coach Eddie Jones has made one big change to the side which eased past Australia last time out. George Ford returns to the starting XV at out-half which means …

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Tomas Lavanini Sees Red For Nasty High Shot On Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell Red Card

At halftime, England lead Argentina 15-3 in a fiery encounter at the Tokyo Stadium.  Argentina are in must-win territory after their previous loss to France but they face an uphill task to keep their Rugby World Cup dreams alive after they were reduced to just 14 men after 18 minutes. Argentina opened the scoring with a penalty from Benjamin Urdapilleta …

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USA Receive First Red Card Of World Cup For High Tackle On Farrell

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After many controversial moments, we have finally had our first red card of the Rugby World Cup during England’s clash with the USA.  England recorded a comprehensive 45-7 win over the USA in Gary Gold’s sides’ first game of the tournament but the encounter was not without its divisive calls. Immediately from the kick-off, England centre Piers Francis’ shoulder appeared …

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Owen Farrell At 12 As England Team Named For Tonga Clash

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England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team for Sunday’s clash with Tonga in Sapporo (KO 19:45 local time, 11:45 UK & IRE time).  Owen Farrell will captain the side at inside centre which sees George Ford get the nod at out-half. Ben Youngs will start at scrum-half where he will win his 90th cap for his country. Manu …

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Stringer: Ireland Must Look To Rattle “Hothead” Farrell

Peter Stringer has said Ireland will look to get under the skin of ‘hothead’ England captain Owen Farrell when the teams meet in their Six Nations clash in Dublin. The build-up to Saturday’s match, which sees defending Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland up against an improving England at the start of a year culminating with the World Cup in …

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Owen Farrell Injury Hinders Preparation For Ireland Clash

England captain Owen Farrell has suffered a thumb injury which could rule the fly-half out of his side’s Six Nations opener away to Ireland in a fortnight. Farrell is expected to return in seven to 10 days’ time, and so could be ready for the match against the reigning Grand Slam champions in Dublin on February 2. He will undergo …

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Jones On Farrell: “Owen Is Maturing At A Good Rate”

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England coach Eddie Jones believes captain Owen Farrell is “maturing at a good rate” heading into the Six Nations, while insisting wing Jack Nowell could play at openside flanker. Farrell and Dylan Hartley were England’s co-captains during the November internationals. But Saracens star Farrell is set to be in sole charge when they begin their Six Nations campaign against champions …

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Farrell Cites Leinster Loss As An Example Of How To Turn Things Around

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The fine line between winning and losing can boil down to confidence England rugby co-captain Owen Farrell told The Guardian on Tuesday. The 27-year-old fly-half — who has just completed a degree in management and leadership — said this was behind England’s largely disappointing year in 2018 which saw them tamely surrender their two-year reign as Six Nations champions and …

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Brian O’Driscoll Urges Owen Farrell To Improve Tackling Technique

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Former Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged England’s Owen Farrell to improve his tackling technique following a number of controversial incidents that could have seen the out-half yellow carded. Farrell was criticised for his no-arms tackle on South Africa’s André Esterhuizen during England’s narrow victory over the Springboks at the beginning of the November Internationals. The challenge went unpunished, however …

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Watch: Owen Farrell In The Spotlight Again With No Arms Tackle

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So the vast majority of people on social media reckon Australia should have been awarded a penalty try due to Owen Farrell’s no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda at the end of the first-half.  At half-time, it’s currently deadlocked at 13-13. England got off to a bright start and took a 7-0 lead thanks to a Jonny May try which was …

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Farrell Wants To “Play Within The Rules” As Tackle Row Rages On

Owen Farrell has insisted he has no intention of pushing the rules to breaking point as he prepares to lead England against world champions New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. England launched their November campaign with a 12-11 victory at home to South Africa last weekend. But that result was overshadowed by Farrell’s controversial challenge on Andre Esterhuizen in the …

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England’s Owen Farrell Free To Face New Zealand Next Weekend

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Owen Farrell is available to lead England against world champions New Zealand next weekend after it was announced he would face no disciplinary action for a controversial tackle in the closing seconds of a tense 12-11 win over South Africa.  Farrell had kicked an England side missing several senior players into a one-point lead with his third successful penalty seven …

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Farrell Escapes Punishment As England Edge Springboks

Owen Farrell breathed a huge sigh of relief at the end of England’s 12-11 victory over the Springboks as a tackle at the death from the England co-captain went unpunished by referee Angus Gardiner.  Farrell led with his shoulder and made no clear attempt to wrap the arms. Play continued until the ball was kicked dead to end the game …

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Eddie Jones Hails “Spiritual Leader” Farrell Ahead Of Springboks Clash

Eddie Jones believes “spiritual leader” Owen Farrell’s aggression will serve England well when an injury-hit side face South Africa in their opening November international at Twickenham on Saturday. Farrell, who led England in the absence of regular skipper Dylan Hartley during a 2-1 series loss in South Africa in June, finds himself in the unusual position of co-captain alongside the …

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