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Owen Farrell sprays England teammate and referee Luke Pearce agrees

By Kim Ekin
Owen Farrell of Saracens speaks to Manu Tuilagi of Sale Sharks after his last home game in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens and Sale Sharks at StoneX Stadium on May 18, 2024 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

England star Owen Farrell has given international teammate Bevan Rodd a mouthful during Saracens match against Sale Sharks with referee Luke Pearce on the same page.


The incident occurred after a dominant Sale scrum had pushed Saracens off the ball, winning a penalty in the process.

Out of frustration, Saracens prop Christian Judge pushed Rodd who fell to the ground.

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In Rodd’s defence, he collided with another teammate, but his “dive” drew the ire of Farrell from the back line who marched over to give him a spray.

“Oh Bevan, you soft pr**k,” Farrell yelled at Rodd.

“That’s pathetic Bevan, that’s pathetic, you diving git!”

Referee Luke Pearce cleaned up proceedings quickly, instructing Farrell he would “deal with it” before giving his own serve to the Sale prop.

“Bevan, listen mate, I know he nudged you, but I’m not sure it needed a Lionel Messi dive, okay?”



The original penalty to Sale stood while the heated exchange mellowed out quickly with Luke Cowan-Dickie throwing in a few words to end the exchange.


Farrell had a last question for Pearce asking, “so he’s allowed to dive like that is he?” to which Pearce responded, “no he’s not.”

Sale would go on to build a comfortable 20-3 lead with a consolation try in the final quarter to Saracens Marco Riccioni closing the gap to 20-10.

Both teams finished the regular season in the top four, with Sale’s win ensuring they finished third with Saracens one spot below in fourth.

Saracens will have to travel to Franklin’s Gardens to play Northampton, while Sale will play Bath in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals.


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john 28 days ago

Farrell playing in France next season better get use to play acting .

MitchO 29 days ago

That is harsh though. Messi has/had a reputation for trying to keep his feet and keep dribbling for goal. Many of his brethren were the histrionic divers but not him.

Timmyboy 29 days ago

Just what you want your prop doing 😂

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