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Owen Farrell cleared to play All Blacks after tackle not cited

World Rugby has announced there are ‘no citings’ from England’s victory over South Africa on Saturday, clearing Owen Farrell of any wrong doing in his extra-time bellringer on Andre Esterhuizen.

Farrell will be free to play next weekend against the All Blacks, despite the controversial tackle which led with the shoulder and appeared to have minimal or late arm-wrapping. Angus Gardner decided there was ‘enough arms in the tackle’ to avoid issuing a penalty, which ended the game as the final play.

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World Rugby Citing Commissioner, Keith Brown, decided the incident did not warrant a red card, leading to no further action.

England have a few worries with Tom Curry limping off injured during the second half and is to be assessed ahead of the game while Ben Morgan has not rejoined the squad due to injury.

Courtney Lawes has returned from a back injury to join the squad while centre Joe Marchant has also been called up in the 35-man squad to take on the All Blacks.

 

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Owen Farrell cleared to play All Blacks after tackle not cited