Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

England: Owen Farrell cleared to tackle All Blacks

England: Owen Farrell cleared to tackle All Blacks

Cape Town - A world record is in the offing for the All Blacks in their Test against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

England co-captain Owen Farrell has not been cited over his controversial tackle that helped England narrowly beat South Africa Saturday, World Rugby has confirmed.

South Africa's management were furious at Gardner's failure to act, their coach Rassie Erasmus praising the tackle in an answer laced with sarcasm, but Farrell himself insists there is no case to answer.

"If that's the only way you can stop people and tackle like that, and it's in the rules, then we should tackle like that".

"Why has it got to be the most important game?"

Asked what his reaction was to that call, Beale said there simply needed to be more consistency in that space.

"Tom injured his ankle and we don't know how long he'll be". Because you guys (the media) want to sack me, is that why? "We didn't give", Jones added.

However, the former Australia and Japan coach was concerned by yet another match where England conceded a raft of penalties, with lock Maro Itoje sin-binned in the first half.

Curry limped off shortly after half time in England's win against South Africa last weekend before leaving Twickenham on crutches.

England have not played the 2011 and 2015 world champions for four years.

According to the Guardian, New Zealand paid for their tickets rather than receiving any complimentary hospitality from the RFU, going completely under the radar it seems!

"New Zealand's a different kettle of fish to the Springboks", Jones added.

Shields was born in Masterton to English parents and played for Hurricanes before moving to Wasps and tasting Test rugby with England.

Gardner wanted to blow the final whistle, but was convinced by his assistant to just check the legality of the tackle with the TMO.

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