'It's a sh*t tackle!' | It is time to outlaw Owen Farrell's tackle technique

Owen Farrell’s favoured stand-up tackle needs to be coached out of the game if World Rugby is serious about protecting players, according to former Ireland hooker Keith Wood.

The England captain received an on-field red card for a shoulder to head tackle on Taine Basham in their win over Wales on Saturday.

However, the decision, which was reached after the new bunker TMO system was put in place, was overturned on Tuesday, as a Six Nations appointed judiciary panel rescinded the red card.

The panel found that a ‘late change in dynamics’ due to Jamie George’s involvement in the contact area ‘brought about a sudden and significant change in direction from the ball carrier’.

However, for Keith Wood, the mitigation should never have been sought, as the tackle technique that Farrell uses should be outlawed in it’s entirety.

‘It’s a sh*t tackle!’

Speaking on Wednesday Night Rugby, Wood made

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