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Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby
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Rugby World Cup 2023: Owen Farrell red card appealed by World Rugby

By Score More * World Rugby is set to contest the decision that reversed the red card issued to England captain Owen Farrell during the match against Wales. Originally shown a yellow card, Farrell's penalty was elevated to a red card through the new 'bunker' review system due to a high tackle incident. However, a disciplinary panel assessed the situation on Tuesday and identified mitigating factors, leading to the reversal of the dismissal. World Rugby, emphasizing player welfare as its foremost priority, expressed its intention to appeal this decision in a statement. Should World Rugby's appeal prove successful, Farrell would miss a significant portion of England's World Cup pool stage matches. In England's recent 19-17 victory over Wales, Farrell became the first English player t...