Owen Farrell ‘I was fine’ – England captain Farrell dismisses head injury fears

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By Becky Grey

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Owen Farrell Owen Farrell is tackled by Argentina's Tomas Lavanini

2019 Rugby World Cup
Hosts:JapanDates:20 September to 2 November
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England captain Owen Farrell says he “feels fine” after being on the receiving end of a dangerous tackle for the second time in this World Cup.

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini was sent off for the challenge as England sealed a quarter-final place with a 39-10 win.

Farrell did not leave the pitch for a head injury assessment, and played the full 80 minutes.

“A concussion is the worry but I didn’t get hit anywhere near the top of the head,” said the 28-year-old centre.

“Your jaw gets a bit sore but I was fine. There was no need for a head injury assessment.”

Farrell missed England’s first conversion and continued to be uncharacteristically inaccurate from the tee after being struck by Lavanini’s shoulder, failing to convert another two tries. He was successful with three conversions and a penalty in the second half.

The Saracens player was also hit by a high shoulder charge in England’s win over the United States on 26 September.

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