Farrell still in limbo over Twickenham tackle

Farrell still in limbo over Twickenham tackle

Farrell still in limbo over Twickenham tackle

A decision to not award South Africa a penalty in the dying minutes of the Test against England on Saturday has raised questions with regards to the laws of the game.

The uncapped Schonert was involved in the recent England training camp in Portugal but was left out of the match squad for the 12-11 home victory over South Africa.

After looking at the replay, the officials ruled that Farrell had made enough of an effort to wrap an arm round his opponent to make the tackle legal - leaving the England man punching the air in delight.

One of the main talking points from the weekend's clash came late in the game when England's Owen Farrell somehow escaped any sanctions for a risky tackle on Springbok André Esterhuizen.

"We were actually at the stadium so we weren't having scones or a cup of tea", he said.

"I've got no idea what can happen", the Australian added.

'So you'll probably find people that are close to those players and family that might support it, then you'd have others with a different view on players jumping into a national team from another country so quickly.

"I don't understand this guys".

Jones, however, was in chippy mood when asked if Saturday's success had been the most important win of his near three-years in charge of England. We've lost a few games, we played tough and we won.

"Why is it always the most important game? Sometimes you can take what you want from it", Farrell said.

"Tom injured his ankle and we don't know how long he'll be".

And Jones was delighted by the way his team restricted the Springboks to a solitary try from wing Sbu Nkosi, even if they scored none of their own with fullback Elliot Daly adding a long-range penalty to Farrell's trio.

Eddie Jones has a game against New Zealand to look forward to next. It was a good Test match game of rugby today.

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