Australia’s Michael Cheika furious over ‘ridiculous’ Owen Farrell tackle

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• Shoulder charge should have been penalty try, says coach
• But Cheika admits superior England ‘deserved to win’

Australia found themselves at the wrong end of crucial refereeing decisions for the second successive year against England here at Twickenham, leaving their under-fire head coach, Michael Cheika, to lament Jaco Peyper’s refusal to award the Wallabies a penalty try at the end of the first-half after another Owen Farrell no-arms tackle.

Farrell got away with leading with his shoulder at the end of the game this month against South Africa, an act that a meeting of referees and coaches the following week concluded should have been a penalty. He was penalised on Saturday when he barged into the Australia second-row Izack Rodda on England’s line to prevent a try but the Wallabies, who were trailing 13-10, argued for a penalty try and a yellow card.

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Written by Paul Rees at Twickenham
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