"He's too dangerous" - Owen Farrell criticised for ugly high shot during open training session - Ruck

“He’s too dangerous” – Owen Farrell criticised for ugly high shot during open training session

England have spent a week in Jersey for an extended training camp to prepare for the fast approaching Autumn Nations Series.

The 34 man squad have been based at Jersey Reds ground and will also use the Strive high performance facility for their training.

A fan who attended the opening training session today snapped an almost perfect image of the England captains trademark high tackle.

Farrell hits in a ‘rugby league style’, which involves tackling upright with a rapidly swinging shoulder, in which the arm wraps around late.

While it can bounce players if executed correctly, there is a high degree of danger if he gets it wrong, which has happened on more than one occasion… 

One fan wrote: “Bit of a high shot there from faz but then again what’s new.”

Credit: Paul Brazier – Facebook

Another, in a bit more dramatic fashion, commented: “DROP FAZ HE IS TO DANGEROUS HE GONNA SERIOUSLY HURT SOMEONE.”

Joe Marler pulled out of the session half-way through with what looked like a knock while Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes trained later on their own.

Fly-half Marcus Smith was also conspicuous by his absence.

England’s autumn fixtures

  • England vs Tonga, 3.15pm on Sat 6 Nov
  • England vs Australia, 5.30pm on Sat 13 Nov
  • England vs South Africa, 3.15pm on Sat 20 Nov

Where to watch the Autumn Nations Series:

Prime members can watch the Autumn Nations Series live from 30th October with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online.

For a list of all compatible devices visit amazon.co.uk/watchanywhere.


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