WATCH: Owen Farrell Yet Again Escapes Punishment Following Illegal Shoulder Hit
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Another one bites the dust.
England and Scotland played out an absolute thriller of a match in the Six Nations yesterday evening – drawing 38-38 in an incredible game of rugby.
With a little over 30 minutes played, Eddie Jones men found themselves 31-0 and absolutely cruising. But Scotland simply would not die, fighting back to 31-31 on the hour mark.
Then with 75 minutes on the clock Sam Johnson scored an incredible solo try to give Scotland the lead and complete a remarkable turnaround. But it wasn’t to be for the Scots, with Eddie Jones’ men grabbing an injury time try under the posts to tie the game.
But things might have played out differently for the Scots had Owen Farrell been correctly punished for this shoulder hit on Darcy Graham after 68 minutes. The England captain followed through after a kick from Johnson – connecting with his chin, shoulder on.
Scotland were awarded a penalty where the ball landed, giving them excellent field position – but Farrell somehow escaped punishment when most people agree that he should have seen a yellow at the very least.
How many times is Farrell going to get away with these hits?
Should Owen Farrell have seen yellow for this?
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 16, 2019