Farrell tackle: UK press react

A look at how the foreign press have reacted to the tackle that floored England captain Owen Farrell and saw American flanker John Quill sent off in the USA’s 45-7 loss.

The background story:

South African fans were left unsympathetic to the English pivot’s plight with a lot of history between the Springboks and Farrell after his ‘tackle’ on Andre Esterhuizen (Watch: Farrell’s tackle on Esterhuizen).

That tackle and the subsquent follow up against Australia (Watch: Another Farrell shoulder charge). While Eddie Jones was mum on this incident, he did back up his captain when the roles were reversed (Read: Jones defends Farrell tackles). Referees have been in the spotlight so far in Japan but the previous Farrell incident led to an admission from Augus Gardner (Read: I got Farrell call wrong) and even the player suggesting a change was in order (Read: Farrell changes tackle technique)

From the humorous to the ridiculous, take a look at how the UK press reacted to the tackle: