Owen Farrell's frustration with England teammate continues against Argentina - Ruck

Owen Farrell’s frustration with England teammate continues against Argentina

Owen Farrell’s reported frustrations with teammate Henry Arundell in training were there for all to see during their third-place play-off against Argentina in Paris.

According to a report from the Mail Online, the former London Irish speedster found himself visibly upset following a demanding training session earlier in the World Cup. 

The leadership style of the England captain, which tends to be confrontational and demanding, resulted in heightened emotions during the session. 

During this practice, Owen Farrell instructed him to ‘chase those f***ing kicks,’

Today, his vexations resurfaced as the England captain could be repeatedly heard urging the young speedster to put in more effort in his kick-chase.

One fan wrote: “Farrell is getting frustrated with Arundel, who doesn’t look committed in the chase,”

A second said: “All I can hear in the ref mic is Owen Farrell screaming at Henry Arundell.”

Farrell’s exasperation reached a new height towards the end of the first half, as he nearly found himself involved in a confrontation with two Argentine players following the Pumas’ try.

However, he wasn’t the only person criticising Arundell with a number of fans being underwhelmed by the wingers performance.

One fan wrote: “At least we know why Arundell wasn’t playing in the big games, lazy player with no work off the ball and a non existent kick chase. Reeks of the boy who was always class at junior level and never learned to work hard.”

Another said: “Arundell’s kick chase is appalling,”

A third commented: ” Arundell hasn’t touched the ball which is not completely his fault but he needs to come off his wing to get involved sometimes, ala Chris Ashton

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