(R-L) Owen Farrell, the England captain, sits in the sin-bin with team-mates Ellis Genge and Freddie Steward. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
- England take on Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match this weekend.
- England captain Owen Farrell is not part of the squad for the clash.
- Farrell, who was sent off during England’s 19-17 warm-up win over Wales, was cleared of any further punishment, only for World Rugby to appeal the decision.
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England captain Owen Farrell was left out of the squad to play Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match by coach Steve Borthwick as World Rugby said it would appeal the decision to overturn his red card against Wales.
World Rugby’s announcement earlier Thursday cast a shadow over flyhalf Farrell’s involvement at the upcoming World Cup in France, which starts next month.
Farrell was sent off during England’s 19-17 warm-up win at Twickenham last weekend when the recently introduced ‘bunker’ review system upgraded an initial yellow card to
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