Farrell finally uses his arms
WATCH as twitter explodes over the petulant behaviour of England captain Owen Farrell in his team’s 24-12 win over Ireland in their Six Nations showdown at the weekend.
Farrell, renowned for his no-arms, shoulder charges, is seen clinging to the leg of loose forward Christiaan Stander, who drags the England skipper along as he attempts to get away.
Farrell was penalised for holding a player away from the ball, but the fans on Twitter pointed to the irony of Farrell actually using his arms for a change.
Farrell penalised for this – TMO and ref say no punches and Stander is trying to get away pic.twitter.com/vl3Dn7eSHk
— Jonny Fordham 🏉📰 (@SunJonnyFordham) February 23, 2020
Oh look Owen Farrell actually using his arms for once. Still doesn’t know what time to use them.
— Ciaranosullivan (@ciaranosulliv11) February 23, 2020
Farrell is holding him down and slowing game down. Rightly so penalised and perhaps ref should have had a word with the back chat as well. Bring back rucking and that would stop straightaway
— Howell Jones (@Jones_No6) February 23, 2020
At last, actual evidence that Farrell can actually wrap his arms!
— Andrew Byrne (@andbyrne1) February 23, 2020
Should have been yellow card for Farrell
— Ben Darwin (@bendarwin) February 23, 2020
Stander was trying to get away
— James Corrigan (@jcorrigangolf) February 23, 2020
Ref got it right 100% Faz can’t hold a player away from ruck off the ball.
— sportrich (@sportrich2) February 23, 2020
He’s lucky it wasn’t studs rather than hands CJ’s being very nice there playing a decent gentleman tbh
— 𝕂𝕖𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔾𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕟 🇮🇪 (@CeiteachG) February 23, 2020
Faz got totally what he deserved, he started it all and was hanging on deliberately
And as anybody who has ever watched wrestling or indeed a stuntman in action will tell you those were “pulled punches” of absolutely zero consequence and power
Faz lucky not to get yellow
— sussexfox (@sussexfox1) February 23, 2020
Farrell should have got a yellow..
— dean koen (@KoenDean) February 23, 2020
Farrell should have been carded…
— RugbyUnionStats (@RugbyUnionStats) February 23, 2020