6N: New footage of Owen Farrell tunnel incident emerges

The video appears to show Farrell running towards Ryan Wilson with intent

England centre Owen Farrell and Scotland number eight Ryan Wilson clashed in the tunnel before the start of Saturday's Calcutta Cup match.
England centre Owen Farrell and Scotland number eight Ryan Wilson clashed in the tunnel before the start of Saturday's Calcutta Cup match.

NEW footage has emerged of the build-up to the flashpoint between Scotland and England players in the tunnel at BT Murrayfield just before that start of Saturday’s Calcutta Cup match.

The video clip, which appeared on www.rugbydump.com website, has been filmed on a supporter’s mobile phone. It shows England centre Owen Farrell running up the tunnel, past a number of Scottish players, before using his right hand to push the shoulder of Scotland number eight Ryan Wilson, who appears to be speaking to George Ford. But the film cuts just before the flashpoint actually occurs.

“Six Nations Rugby will be writing to the unions to request clarification on what happened in the tunnel,” said a statement from the tournament organisers on Sunday. The explanations from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) will determine the next steps.


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A Scottish Rugby Union spokesman said he had nothing to add on the issue at this moment in time.

“Scotland are delighted to have won the 2018 Calcutta Cup at BT Murrayfield and the focus of the team now turns to the game against Ireland in Dublin,” was the official statement.


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