Owen Farrell banned from England’s first two Rugby World Cup matches

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  • Four-match ban backdated to include game against Ireland
  • Farrell will miss group games against Argentina and Japan

Owen Farrell will miss England’s first two World Cup matches after the decision to rescind his red card was overturned on Tuesday night, dealing a hammer blow to his side’s faltering campaign.

The England captain has been banned for four matches, meaning he will sit out the key fixtures against Argentina and Japan – as well as Saturday’s warm-up match against Fiji. Crucially, the panel determined the suspension should be backdated to include last week’s defeat by Ireland, even though Farrell could have appeared in Dublin.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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