22nd November 05:20 AM
England's Owen Farrell clear to face All Blacks
By Iva Danford
Tuesday 06/11/2018
Owen Farrell's controversial 84th minute tackle on South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen has split opinion[Photo:BBC Sports]

England's Owen Farrell is clear to face New Zealand next week after avoiding any disciplinary action for his 84th minute tackle against South Africa.

The citing commissioner decided it did not meet the red card threshold, which is required for a citing.

During the game, which England won 12‑11, the tackle on Andre Esterhuizen was sent to the television match official.

The TMO and referee Angus Gardner ruled it was not too high, and Farrell had made enough effort to wrap his arms.

South Africa's management were furious with the decision as England escaped without conceding a kickable penalty, but Farrell insists he "tried" to wrap his arms in the tackle.

England will take on News Zealand at 4am this Sunday.

[Source:BBC Sports]

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