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