"Lucky boy" - Owen Farrell caught by 'two unpunished cheap-shots' - Ruck

“Lucky boy” – Owen Farrell caught by ‘two unpunished cheap-shots’

Harlequins star Matt Symons was lucky not to avoid punishment as he blindsided Saracens captain Owen Farrell with ‘two cheapshots’ according to viewers.

The men in black overcame a nine-point deficit and survived three second-half yellow cards to beat the reigning champions 34-17.

The incident occured midway through the second half prompted commentator Ugo Monye to question whether the TMO should look at the incident again.

Farrell, who was hit with brutal head-to-head contact with Quins hooker Jack Walker, was targeted by the visitors from start to finish in a brutally physical affair.


Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall:

“We played some good rugby and defended well when we had to. We spent the last 20 minutes with either 14 men or 13 men.

“To be down a man against an attack as good as Quins for that length of time is tough and showed the level of resolve, resilience and fight we have. We scrapped for everything and that’s the thing that always pleases us the most.”


Five things you didn’t know about England and Saracens captain Owen Farrell


1. Almost joining Manchester United

In 2005, the 13-year-old Farrell had a trial at Old Trafford, and did enough to convince the club’s academy executives that the then goalkeeper deserved an extended spell with the club. Years later, they dressed him up as a goalkeeper on his stag fo.