Owen Farrell reaches new low with latest yellow
By Rugby Onslaught

Owen Farrell reaches new low with latest yellow

Owen Farrell did not make a good start to Saracens’ visit to Sandy Park on Saturday afternoon in the Gallagher Premiership.

Within seconds of the match, the fly-half had a penalty reversed after pushing Exeter Chiefs’ Harry Williams after the whistle had blown. The Chiefs kicked into the corner, and a few minutes later he was being shown a yellow by referee Tom Foley for a trip on his England teammate Jack Nowell just metres from Saracens’ line. It was a pretty easy yellow to give, as he was also offside.

This was a bit of gamesmanship from Farrell that was always going to be punished as the referee was just feet away from him. It maybe is not as violent as some of the high tackles he has produced in the past, but it was probably dafter.

Saracens actually managed to keep the match scoreless while Farrell was off the field, but he showed his class once he came back on. The England captain assisted Theo McFarland’s try with a double pump pass to allow the Samoan to slice right through the Exeter defence.

Take a look at the yellow card:

Exeter Chiefs XV
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Jack Nowell
13 Henry Slade
12 Ian Whitten
11 Olly Woodburn
10 Harvey Skinner
9 Jack Maunder
1 Alec Hepburn
2 Lukę Cowan-Dickie (capa)
3 Harry Williams
4 Ruben Van Heerden
5 Jonny Gray
6 Dave Ewers
7 Christ Tshiunza
8 Jacques Vermeulen

16 Jack Yeandle
17 Josh Iosefa-Scott
18 Patrick Schickerling
19 Jack Dunne
20 Sam Simmonds
21 Sam Maunder
22 Joe Simmonds
23 Rory O’Loughlin

Saracens XV
1 Mako Vunipola
2 Kapeli Pifeleti
3 Christian Judge
4 Maro Itoje
5 Hugh Tizard
6 Theo McFarland
7 Ben Earl
8 Billy Vunipola
9 Ivan van Zyl
10 Owen Farrell (c)
11 Alex Lewington
12 Nick Tompkins
13 Alex Lozowski
14 Max Malins
15 Elliot Daly

16 Theo Dan
17 James Flynn
18 Alec Clarey
19 Callum Hunter-Hill
20 Andy Christie
21 Jackson Wray
22 Ruben de Haas
23 Alex Goode