Wallabies denied blatant penalty try as Owen Farrell survives latest tackle controversy 4 years ago

Wallabies denied blatant penalty try as Owen Farrell survives latest tackle controversy

Australia were denied a blatant penalty try on Saturday when England co-captain Owen Farrell stopped Wallabies second-row Izack Rodda just metres before the line with a no-arms tackle.

For the second time this month, Farrell is embroiled in yet another tackle controversy following his last-ditch attempt on South African back André' Esterhuizen towards the end of England's 12-11 win over the Springboks at Twickenham.

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England shot out to an early lead against Australia thanks to a try from winger Jonny May before Israel Folau hit back for the Wallabies with a brilliant individual try just minutes before half-time.

Rodda only had Farrell and the line to beat just before half-time but referee Jaco Peyper was happy to award just a penalty despite Wallabies captain Michael Hooper's objections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiIvE4qk5k&feature=youtu.be

Hooper: It doesn't matter if it's cynical or not, he's just after shoulder charging our player, which is dangerous.

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Peyper: I thought your ball carrier also dropped the shoulder.

Hooper: Well he's allowed to mate

Stuart Barnes, Will Greenwood, Michael Lynagh and Clive Woodward all said on Sky Sports coverage that Australia should have been awarded a penalty try and it's very hard to disagree with them.