Martin Johnson furiously defends 'correct' Owen Farrell - Ruck

Martin Johnson furiously defends ‘correct’ Owen Farrell

Martin Johnson has admitted he would have been equally as furious if he was in Owen Farrell’s shoes after referee Pascal Gauzere’s controversial decision for Wales’ first try.

The moment of controversy saw winger Josh Adams cross to score after collecting a quick clever cross kick from a quickly taken Biggar penalty.

England captain Farrell argued vehemently there were water carriers on the field and his side had no chance to reset after being asked to speak to his team about their discipline.

But Gauzere batted away the complaints and allowed the score which Biggar converted.

Martin Johnson argued: ‘“He is totally dismissive with Owen afterwards. I’d be absolutely fuming,

“I think the referee has to say to England, ‘I’m putting the time back on,


“He has asked Owen to go and talk to his team and he has gone to talk to his team.

“He has got to say, ‘Captain, five seconds, 10 seconds, I’m going to put the time back on. This is appalling refereeing” 

DID YOU KNOW? Martin Johnson comes from a sporting family. His great-grandfather was a wrestler

Four players Eddie Jones MUST call-up after Wales defeat

1. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)

  • Age: 26
  • Position: Number 8

He’s a bit of a renegade but, with 12 tries in the Premiership already, the calls for an international recall continue to grow. Hopefully talent prevails, but in this case it’s more likely that Eddie Jones ignores fans and carries on with Vunipola. The Saracens back-rower was sin-binned against Scotland and was poor against Italy and Wales. Please finally do the right thing Eddie!

DID YOU KNOW? After graduating through their academy, Simmonds made his Exeter Chiefs debut in November 2012


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