Wales Star Dan Biggar Reveals Exchange with England Captain Owen Farrell During On-Field Clash

Wales Star Dan Biggar Reveals Exchange with England Captain Owen Farrell During On-Field Clash

During the recent match between Wales and England at Twickenham, an intense on-field altercation unfolded between Wales star Dan Biggar and England captain Owen Farrell.

The incident occurred in the midst of the second Rugby World Cup warm-up game between the two teams.

The conflict ignited when Farrell executed a no-arms shoulder charge on Wales back-rower Taine Basham, inciting anger from both sides.

Farrell’s actions resulted in a red card, rendering him ineligible to participate in the initial stages of England’s World Cup campaign.

This decision was met with displeasure from the Warren Gatland-coached Welsh side, who expressed their dissatisfaction with Farrell’s actions before he was escorted off the field.

The heated exchange between Dan Biggar and Owen Farrell caught the attention of spectators and TV viewers.

Biggar, animated by the incident, engaged in a heated shouting match with Farrell, his British & Irish Lions teammate.

In a subsequent MailOnline column, Biggar shed light on the conversation that led to the confrontation.

Although Biggar expressed his respect for Farrell as an individual, he stated his refusal to tolerate personal remarks during the game.

Biggar shared, “I really like Owen Farrell as a bloke… But I wasn’t going to allow him to speak to me like he did which is why we had a spat.

I’ve got no issue with Owen – we’ve been team-mates with the Lions – but he made it personal by coming at me in the second half at Twickenham.

‘Stop complaining,’ was what Farrell said in my direction, just after he’d hit Taine Basham high.

I thought it was a clear red card and was just airing my view.

I told Farrell that people are allowed to have a go at him.

He’s not above everyone else. Owen is such a competitive guy, just like I am, and it was a heat-of-the-moment incident.”

While tensions flared between Biggar and Farrell on the field, Biggar acknowledged the significance of Farrell’s presence in the context of the World Cup.

He expressed his belief that the tournament would suffer if Farrell were sidelined due to the altercation.

The 33-year-old Welshman emphasized the importance of Farrell’s participation for England’s chances in the World Cup.

In addition to recounting the altercation, Biggar shared his perspective on the match’s outcome.

Wales had initially taken a lead of 17-9 against England, but ultimately lost the game.

Biggar expressed his disappointment in the loss, particularly considering the numerical advantage Wales had when England’s team size diminished to 12 players.

He recognized the need for the team to analyze the match and learn from their mistakes moving forward.

As both teams reflect on the events of the match, the intensity of the encounter between Biggar and Farrell serves as a reminder of the passionate rivalry between Wales and England in the realm of rugby.

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