England legend and BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott has given a brutal review of his thoughts on Owen Farrell’s performance at Twickenham yesterday.
Farrell was replaced by George Ford in the 71st minute with the climatic match of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations tied at 31-31 after the Scots had produced five unanswered tries to threaten the greatest comeback victory in Test history.
The Saracens fly-half had gifted two of those tries – to Stuart McInally and Finn Russell – and was also lucky to escape a card for a late shoulder-led tackle on Darcy Graham.
Guscott, along with many England fans, was not impressed.
“He was charged down against Wales, again against Scotland which cost the first try. For a player of that calibre you really should not be charged down. It’s slightly embarrassing.” wrote Guscott in today’s issue of The Rugby paper.
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“It’s down to a lack of time, lack of understanding, lack of vision – Farrell’s lacking a number of things.
“It kind of sums up where England are as a team right now.”