🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿England Coach Eddie Jones💪 Defends Owen Farrell's Tough Tackling

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Eddie Jones has backed Owen Farrell after another controversial tackle against Australia, saying he will only discuss it with his co-captain if referees begin to punish him.

The Wallabies felt Farrell's try-saving tackle on Izack Rodda in England's 37-18 win at Twickenham on Saturday should have resulted in a penalty try, given he seemed to charge with his shoulder and not wrap his arms round his opponent.

However, referee Jaco Peyper played on and did not refer the tackle to the TMO - a decision Australia head coach Michael Cheika described as "ludicrous".

Farrell produced a similar tackle on South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen earlier in the autumn - which also went unpunished - but England head coach Jones sees no cause for alarm.

"The referee said it was good. When he says it's not good, we'll have a chat about it," said Jones.

"When you hit people hard, you place yourself at risk. And he hits people hard. I like people being hit hard.

"There's a judgement area all the time. Obviously we want to be within the laws. Owen doesn't try to tackle outside of the laws so he'll keep on working on that."

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