Tomas Lavanini has been handed a four-match suspension following his head-high shoulder tackle on Owen Farrell during Saturday’s 39-10 defeat by England.
Owen Farrell returns to lead England when they clash with Argentina in Saturday’s vital Pool C encounter at Tokyo Stadium.
England captain Owen Farrell has been altering his tackle technique to conform to World Rugby’s updated guidelines regarding no-arms tackles.
Maro Itoje was at his physical best as England hammered Ireland 57-15 in a World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.
The inclusion of Owen Farrell at inside centre is one of 10 changes to England’s starting lineup for Saturday’s warm-up match against Ireland at Twickenham.
Referee Angus Gardner has admitted that he should have penalised England’s Owen Farrell for his controversial tackle on Bok centre André Esterhuizen.
England coach Eddie Jones says Owen Farrell’s tackles will only become a problem if referees start penalising them.
England flyhalf Owen Farrell was fortunate not to concede a penalty try after making this hit at Twickenham.
England flyhalf Owen Farrell insists his tackling technique is legitimate.
England coach Eddie Jones believes Owen Farrell is treated differently by officials because he is tough enough to play through the pain.