England 19-17 Wales: Owen Farrell may miss World Cup opener after ‘bunker’ crimson card

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell was initially shown a yellow card before the new ‘Bunker’ review system upgraded the decision to a sending off
England (6) 19
Try: Itoje Con: Ford Pens: Farrell 3, Ford
Wales (0) 17
Try: Penalty, T Williams Con: Biggar Pen: O Williams

England captain Owen Farrell could miss their World Cup opener against Argentina after being sent off in their warm-up win over Wales at Twickenham.

Farrell became the first England player to have a yellow card upgraded to a red by the new ‘Bunker’ review system, after a high tackle on Taine Basham.

Tomos Williams scored after a penalty try to hand Wales the lead with three England players in the sin bin.

Maro Itoje’s try cut the deficit and George Ford kicked the winning penalty.

Farrell kicked three penalties in a scrappy Test match in which neither side was close to their best as England looked to avenge last week’s defeat by Wales in Cardiff.

Wales reduced England’s lead to a couple of points with a penalty try as Freddie Steward tackled Josh…