Owen Farrell tackle technique under spotlight again as England release awkward training footage of rugby captain

ENGLAND captain Owen Farrell's tackle technique is once again in the spotlight.

A video of Farrell in training has sparked more accusations of dangerous tackling.

Farrell was sent off last year against Wasps after a brutal high tackle on Charlie Atkinson.

The England star was handed a five-game ban for this challenge which left Atkinson stricken on the pitch.

Farrell's tackle technique has caused controversy with former former Red Rose skipper Lawrence Dallaglio critical of his actions against Wasps.

Dallaglio told BT Sport: "It's a really bad one I can't defend that.

"We know Owen plays hard, he plays on the edge but that is bad and he will get a lengthy ban.

"And there's a lot of people on social media who will say 'well that's karma'.

"We know it has been a problem with Owen – in terms of his tackle height – and he is going to really struggle."


And the latest training video ahead of England's Six Nations clash at home to France has left some fans baffled.

Tim Gleeson said: "Is there any wonder he has so many high tackles. Won’t get away with his previous indiscretions and narrative, “awkward” , “mis timed” or “ it wasn’t intentional sir” won’t wash this season."

Will Richards said: "I can't believe they actually released this. Shocking tackle technique; high risk of going head to head there."

Although not everyone agreed there was anything wrong with his technique.

One fan wrote: "Nothing wrong with it."

Another added: "Absolutely nothing wrong with either tackle."

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