England fly-half Owen Farrell

No-one got a word in when Nigel Owens was the ref, not even Farrell | Chris Hewett

OWEN Farrell appears to have a problem with referees, even when the referee in question has retired to spend more time with his newspaper column.
Nigel Owens, president emeritus of the Rugby Union Anti-Trappist Society, went after Farrell following the England captain’s full and frank discussion with the Scottish official Mike Adamson during the Six Nations victory over Italy.
“I have huge respect for Owen…but there was too much chat from him to the referee”, he wrote. “That must stop. He never did that with me.”

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