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Twitter concerned as Farrell misses four kicks following heavy blow to head

Argentina’s mission against England became extremely difficult when the Pumas lost lock Tomas Lavanini to an early red card for a dangerous tackle on Owen Farrell.

Yet while the red card obviously hampered 14-man Argentina, some felt England also paid a heavy price.

Farrell came in for criticism after an uncharacteristically quiet performance, where he missed four half half kicks, three of which came after shaking off that Lavanini tackle.

Yet social media felt Farrell shouldn’t have even stayed on the pitch, which people questioning why the player wasn’t withdrawn for a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) after taking such a heavy blow to the head.

There is no indication that the player was concussed following the Lavanini tackle, but the fact that he wasn’t checked for concussion left some viewers concerned.

It was the first time that Farrell missed four kicks in a first half since September 2012.

While his poor kicking may have just been coincidence, the fact that Farrell did not have a HIA opened the door for people to question why he wasn’t checked for concussion, raising concerns over player welfare.

Farrell played the full 80 minutes and kicked three conversions and one penalty in the second half.

Here’s how Twitter reacted.

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Twitter concerned as Farrell misses four kicks following heavy blow to head