England: Owen Farrell cleared to tackle All Blacks

Springboks fans are some of the most passionate in the world

England got their autumn series off to a winning start at Twickenham with a hard-fought 12-11 victory over South Africa, but the main talking point was Farrell's "no-arms" tackle on Esterhuizen in the dying seconds of the game.

Shields was born in Masterton to English parents and played for Hurricanes before moving to Wasps and tasting Test rugby with England.

A screengrab of Springbok centre Andre Esterhuizen going through some tackling drills.

England's medical team will assess flanker Tom Curry of Sale Sharks who suffered an ankle injury against South Africa.

Brad Shields came "very close" to New Zealand selection before opting to represent England, according to All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster.

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Jones, however, was in chippy mood when asked if Saturday's success had been the most important win of his near three-years in charge of England. You know that. You know that. "If I stay long enough you're going to get me sacked, so one day you're going to be happy". He ran hard, it's hard to get your arms around when you're both hitting each other at that much force.

Farrell smashed into the South African fullback, dislodging the ball which was picked up by England and then punted out of play.

The Australian official could have awarded South Africa a penalty which, had it gone over, would have seen the visitors snatch victory in the opening match of their European tour.

However, former Ireland back Luke Fitzgerald, who was forced to retire at 28 with a neck injury, said that under the new interpretation of the tackle law it should have been a "minimum of a penalty.shocking adjudicating" while Sunday Times journalist Stephen Jones described the decision as ludicrous.

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