Owen Farrell (England) could miss the start of the Tournament

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Owen Farrell (England) could miss the start of the Tournament

Owen Farrell may have avoided a red card in his side’s Saracens victory over Gloucester (19-16) last Friday, but he may not escape punishment.

With just six minutes left in the game, the Englishman charged Gloucester’s third line Jack Clement with his shoulder, hitting him in the head. But it wasn’t until some time later that video assistance warned the central referee. The latter decided not to go back on it, considering that the action had taken place too far and that it was too late to make a decision.

But on Monday, the English Rugby Federation announced that the action of the English player had been noted and qualified as “dangerous tackle”. The international XV de la Rose will therefore go before a disciplinary commission on Tuesday evening. If found guilty, he will be suspended for several weeks. A sideline for two weeks would not prevent him from playing the first match of the Six Nations Tournament against Scotland (February 4 at 5:45 p.m.). On the other hand, a bigger suspension would make him miss this meeting. The XV de la Rose coach must announce his team for the competition next Monday.

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