England and Scotland fought out an astonishing 38-38 draw at Twickenham in the most remarkable match in their 148-year rivalry.
The hosts raced into a 31-point lead in as many minutes but following a second-half collapse Owen Farrell poor display didn’t go unnoticed with Stuart Barnes and Jeremy Guscott among others
However, one former player who stood up for Farrell is former England skipper Will Carling on Twitter.
Agree with Sir CW – not the time/ no need to panic. England lost their last games in 1999,2000,2001 & lost in 2002. So plenty of lessons learnt. Became Champions! Yes this team need to learn, & quickly, but do believe it is possible. The array of talent is not in doubt!!— Will Carling (@willcarling) March 17, 2019
This must be a joke reply? Farrell has no RL background? Of course! And the man is a superb rugby player & is developing into a bloody good captain. We all need time, experience and painful experiences to grow & develop – I have no doubt he will become outstanding as a leader— Will Carling (@willcarling) March 18, 2019