Watch: Owen Farrell Involved In Tunnel Scuffle Ahead Of Scotland/England

Watch: Owen Farrell Involved In Tunnel Scuffle Ahead Of Scotland/England

Contrary to all expectation, Scotland have snaffled the Calcutta Cup from England's idle, complacent hands: shocking the champions 25-13 at Murrayfield.

England were dreadful, littering their performance with missed tackles and poor discipline. Scotland, however, were magnificent: they stood up to the challenge, and perhaps laid the gauntlet to England before kick-off.

The BBC are reporting that both sides became embroiled in a shoving match as they returned to the dressing room after the warm-ups. It was odd to see both sides go back to the dressing room at the same-time: traditionally the return times are staggered. Nonetheless, both sides went in at the same time, and a flashpoint erupted, with Owen Farrell and John Barclay reportedly involved.

The BBC's sideline reporter Sonia McLoughlin reported on the incident ahead of kickoff:

As both sets of players left the field after warming up they came off the pitch together and there was a scuffle at the mouth of the tunnel.

Owen Farrell was involved, Scotland captain John Barclay had to pull away a number of his players and Farrell was pulled away by some of his teammates.

A real edge and you wonder if some of that might now spill over into this game.


The BBC did raise the incident again at half-time, which you can watch below.

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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