Furious England fans rage at 'liability' Owen Farrell after latest red card
By Rugby Onslaught

Furious England fans rage at ‘liability’ Owen Farrell after latest red card

England fans have not hidden their fury after captain Owen Farrell picked up a red card against Wales in their World Cup warm-up.

Farrell was red carded in the second-half at Twickenham for what is now a trademark high shot on flanker Taine Basham, which now puts his World Cup participation in jeopardy- certainly ruling him out for the beginning of the tournament.

This was the latest in a long series of tackles of that nature by the England captain- some of which he has been punished for and some of which, maybe more famously, he has not been punished for.

This latest red card seemed to be the last straw for many England fans, with some even calling for him to retire now after repeated offences.

Here are some of the comments online:

“Serial offender. Correct decision, for once. Usually he gets away with it.”

“He is notorious for being the “shoulder boy” of world rugby. Maybe tackle school should be upgraded to a permanent water boy job.”

“When is someone going to do something about Farrell?? He is an absolute liability! This isn’t a new thing for him. It’s reoccurring, and everyone knows it, yet the coaches just seem to blindly ignore it and let him continue.”

“Strip him off the captaincy! Remove him from the squad! A LIABILITY, useless, encumbrance for the squad.”

“It’s time to say goodbye to Owen Farrell, he has been doing that shoulder charge for too long.”

“What an embarrassment. Warm up or not. He’s the captain. To have 3 in the bin …. Shocking.”

“Better off without him. Such a poor role model.”

“Think it’s about time he hung up his boots…. Sad to say but he’s not learning his lesson from previous times. Time to go.”

Take a look at the red card:

England XV
15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 23 caps)
14. Henry Arundell (Racing 92, 7 caps)
13. Joe Marchant (Stade Francais, 16 caps)
12. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 11 caps)
11. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 57 caps)
10. Owen Farrell © (Saracens, 106 caps)
9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps)
1. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 79 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 77 caps)
3. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 67 caps)
5. George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 97 caps)
7. Ben Earl (Saracens, 15 caps)
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 68 caps)

16. Theo Dan (Saracens, 1 cap)
17. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 49 caps)
18. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 100 caps)
19. Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 20 caps)
20. Jack Willis (Toulouse, 10 caps)
21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 122 caps)
22. George Ford (Sale Sharks, 82 caps)
23. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 19 caps)

Wales XV
15. Liam Williams (Kubota Spears – 84 caps)
14. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – 49 caps)
13. Joe Roberts (Scarlets – uncapped / heb gap)
12. Nick Tompkins (Saracens / Saraseniaid – 27 caps)
11. Tom Rogers (Scarlets – 2 caps)
10. Owen Williams (Ospreys / Gweilch – 7 caps)
9. Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby/ Caerdydd – 46 caps)
1. Gareth Thomas (Ospreys /Gweilch – 21 caps)
2. Dewi Lake (Ospreys / Gweilch – 8 caps): captain / capten
3. Tomas Francis (Provence – 71 caps)
4. Rhys Davies (Ospreys / Gweilch – 2 caps)
5. Adam Beard (Ospreys / Gweilch– 46 caps)
6. Dan Lydiate (Dragons / Dreigiau – 69 caps)
7. Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers / Caerlŷr – 9 caps)
8. Taine Plumtree (Scarlets – 1 cap)

16. Sam Parry (Ospreys / Gweilch – 5 caps)
17. Kemsley Mathias (Scarlets – uncapped / heb gap)
18. Dillon Lewis (Harlequins – 50 caps)
19. Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs / Caerwysg – 6 caps)
20. Taine Basham (Dragons / Dreigiau – 11 caps)
21. Kieran Hardy (Scarlets – 17 caps)
22. Dan Biggar (Toulon – 108 caps)
23. Keiran Williams (Ospreys / Gweilch – uncapped / heb gap)