England star Owen Farrell sparks fury among Australia camp after no-arms ‘tackle’ to deny Izack Rodda a certain try

OWEN FARRELL was at the centre of ANOTHER no-arms tackle storm.

And fuming Australia boss Michael Cheika slammed the call not to sin-bin England's star for a shoulder charge on Izack Rodda as "ludicrous" as ref Jaco Peyper refused to refer the incident to the TMO.

 Owen Farrell clearly did not use his arms to wrap around Izack Rodda as the Australian lock bore down on the try line

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Owen Farrell clearly did not use his arms to wrap around Izack Rodda as the Australian lock bore down on the try line
 Farrell's no-arms technique could have resulted in a penalty try for Australia with the score 13-10 to England at the time

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Farrell's no-arms technique could have resulted in a penalty try for Australia with the score 13-10 to England at the time
 Owen Farrell sparked fury among Australian staff and players after his no-arms hit on Izack Rodda

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Owen Farrell sparked fury among Australian staff and players after his no-arms hit on Izack Rodda
 Referee Jaco Peyper declined the opportunity to refer the incident to the TMO

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Referee Jaco Peyper declined the opportunity to refer the incident to the TMO

Tough-tackling Farrell dodged a yellow card in the opening autumn Test against South Africa for a similar offence, before finishing at Twickenham with this latest controversial hit against the wounded Wallabies.

With score balanced at 13-13 and on the stroke of half-time, it was a decisive moment in a game that England went on to win 37-18.

Taking aim at the officials and video ref, Cheika said: "We had three disallowed tries and not one referral.

"Maybe we've got to move Australia up to the northern hemisphere. We went to the referee meeting after the South Africa game and they told us that Farrell’s tackle should have categorically been a penalty.

 Farrell scored a superb try in the second half after a sweet offload from George Ford

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Farrell scored a superb try in the second half after a sweet offload from George Ford
 Australia captain Michael Hooper was furious with the last-gasp stop where Farrell clearly did not use his arms to wrap

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Australia captain Michael Hooper was furious with the last-gasp stop where Farrell clearly did not use his arms to wrap

"And the referee's left Angus Gardiner out to dry by saying that that should have been a penalty in front of all the coaches. And if that's a penalty, this is three penalties.

"It’s ludicrous. I don't want it to be seen like a carry-on.

But, the justification that Rodda tried to take him on with his shoulder is ludicrous. That's what the referee said. That's what you do when you carry the ball."

Ex Wallabies boss Eddie Jones didn't want to pile in on the incident as he celebrated a record sixth win in a row against his homeland.

Jones said: "You guys love the TMO, I don’t.

"I just accept whatever decision the TMO makes and that is the end of it. We have had some good decisions, we have had some bad decisions, we just accept them.

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"Speak to Michael about it. I’m sure he’ll talk about it. Why talk to me about Michael Cheika. It is not about playing Australia. I love coaching England and the England players and it is about us getting better as a team.

"It doesn’t matter if it was Argentina or Afghanistan today and we played like that. All we want to do is play good rugby and I have not interest in just beating Australia."

Cheika was also angry at a forward pass being called out in the build-up to Dane Haylett-Petty's disallowed score as the Twickenham crowd's reaction swayed the officials.

He added: "They play the replay on the screen five times in a row before someone takes notice.

"Then the TMO decided he was going to check it and within 30 seconds they decided it was a no try. Then you cut forward to the one at 40 minutes and there's no second look whatsoever."

OWEN FARRELL was at the centre of ANOTHER no-arms tackle storm.