NIGEL OWENS: Owen Farrell needs to end the chat with the umpire – he never did it to me when I reffed him … if players want to discuss something they have to do it the right way
- There was too much talk to Owen Farrell’s referee when England beat Italy
- Every time I am a referee, I tell the players that there is a time and a place to talk
- Whenever I reffeed him, Owen knew where the line was and never crossed it
I have great respect for Owen Farrell both as a player and as a person. He’s a great guy on and off the field. But he talked too much with the referee. That has to stop.
He never did that to me. Every time I am a referee, I tell the players that there is a time and a place to talk. If you want to discuss something, you have to get it right. That’s one of the values of the game.
I never have any problems with Owen. Whenever I refused him, he was always polite. He knew where the line was and never crossed it. That shows that he can do it. It’s up to the referees to stay strong and keep track. We don’t want it to creep in.
I have great respect for Owen Farrell, but he has talked too much with the referee
I never have any problems with Owen and whenever I reffeel him he was always polite to me
I think he was also lucky enough not to be penalized for his late goal in the Italian scrum half. There is no doubt about that. He knows the ball was passed and he followed it to let him know it was there.
It is a punishment, so England’s attempt should not have passed. Add to Jonny Mays what shouldn’t be allowed and I think England got lucky twice.
In the meantime, the game must do more to stop the “crocodile throws” that resulted in the injury to Jack Willis. The law is pretty simple. It is illegal to break down a backpack on purpose and you must not bind yourself below your waist.