Owen Farrell: England captain dismisses head injury fears
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By Becky Grey
BBC Sport at the Tokyo Stadium
England captain Owen Farrell says hefeels fine after being on the receiving end of a dangerous speech for the next time in this World Cup.
As England sealed a place with a 39-10 win argentina lock Tomas Lavanini was sent off for the challenge.
Farrell did not leave the pitch for a head injury evaluation, and played the full 80 minutes.
A concussion is your stress but I did not get hit anywhere near the top of the mind, explained the 28-year-old centre.
Your jaw receives a little sore but I was nice. There wasnt any need for a head injury assessment.
After being struck by the shoulder of Lavanini, failing to convert another 2 attempts farrell missed the first conversion of England and proceeded to become inaccurate from the tee. He had been successful with a penalty and three conversions in the second half.
The Saracens participant was struck by a high shoulder charge from the win on the United States on 26 September of England.
Once Australias Reece Hodge was banned for three games for a struggle on Fijis Peceli Yato tackles and their consequences have been a big talking point since the opening weekend of this World Cup.
The first card of the championship was also the result of a tackle on Farrell, when United StatesA flanker John Quill was dismissed for a shoulder charge on the England back.
Fly-half George Ford, who captained England from the USA, said:The rules are crystal clear. Its a red-hot subject in the moment, so weve got to create sure we keep at the top of it and also maintain our discipline squeaky clean.
England head coach Eddie Jones said playing with 14 men really gave Argentina a lift and made adifficult position due to his aspect.
England needed a guide at half-time due to tries from Jonny May, Elliot Daly along with Ben Youngs.
Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and ford – acting for the first time since recovering from appendicitis along with a ankle injury, this World Cup – all spanned after the break to seal a success. And it was those second-half scores that Jones especially enjoyed.
The group that has the man advantage will emotionally drop off somewhat only because they think its going to come, the Australian told BBC Radio 5 Live.
We did this in the first half but in the second half we got back to what we had to do, played with a very simple game and ended up winning the match easily.
The only injury problem was the lack of starting amount eight Billy Vunipola in the next half.
Vunipola had twisted his arm in the first halfbut Jones didnt seem stressed, joking the forwards had to come off early since hedspent too much time at the Kobe beef pub.
Newcastle rear row Mark Wilson is also waiting in the wings, although as the replacement of Vunipola, World Cup bolter Lewis Ludlam arrived with no number eight specialist on the seat.
Conquer means Argentina are from this World Cup at the group stage for the very first time in 16 decades, Even though England are now guaranteed a place in the knockout phases.
A week england face France in their final pool game around 12 October, together with the taking place.
Victory against France would leave England top of Pool C, whilst defeat could mean a quarter-final against Wales making Australia their likely opponents in the previous eight.
Jones refused to look beyond the France match, but confessed things weregoing to get rougher.
The focus is simply on getting better each game, he added. We do not need to appear too far ahead. We only worry about a day at a time.
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