England player "missing half his face" after dangerous hit in game against USA

Publish Date
Friday, 27 September 2019, 12:23PM


Now, this is a monster of a hit... 

England coach Eddie Jones was not impressed his playmaker Owen Farrell was left with "half his nose missing" after a horror tackle in his sides Rugby World Cup win over the United States.

American flanker John Quill was shown the first red card of the tournament for his dangerous challenge on centre Farrell in the 71st minute as England scored seven tries in a 45-7 to top Pool C.

"Two games with 10 points – no major injuries. Owen just has half his nose missing. Apart from that pretty good," Jones said, trying to make light of the latest high tackle to blight the tournament.

"I think he is missing half his nose so I'm sure it's out there and I just hope it doesn't end up on the BBQ tonight."

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission

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