Owen Farrell absolutely steamrolled into Gareth Anscombe during Wales vs England in Six Nations

Wales v England - Guinness Six Nations

There is no love lost between England and Wales when it comes to sport, and this year's Six Nations has proved to be no different. 

With the two going to head-to-head on Saturday evening at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, fans from all around the UK have been rubbing their hands together at the prospect of two of the tournament favourites facing off against one another - and the animosities resuming. 

This certainly proved to be the case in the opening few minutes, after Owen Farrell caught Gareth Anscombe with an absolute mammoth hit, much to the crowd's disdain. 

The ball was fired back to Anscombe, who took a second or two to set himself before kicking the ball forwards, only to be flattened by Farrell after the ball had left his foot. 

Whilst sure to amuse and impress the on-watching England fans, Farrell's temperament and lack of control on the bigger occasion has been much the topic of debate in recent months.  

In just November of last year, Farrell had somewhat of a lucky escape after avoiding punishment for a brutal no-arms shoulder tackle on Australia's Izack Rodda - much to the fury of Australia's coach Michael Cheika. 

Indeed, just a few weeks earlier, Farrell had evaded serious punishment once again, after a tackle on South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen which many had branded as dangerous and unnecessary. 

You can watch his hit on Anscombe in the video below.

Pundits and fans alike at the time insisted that the tackle was illegal, and made clear use of the shoulder, but miraculously, the game's lawmakers seemingly disagreed. 

Whilst opposing fans may continue to wonder at how England's 27-year-old captain continues to get away with such antics, coach Eddie Jones has repeatedly stood by his talismanic fly-half, insisting he has only ever looked to tackle inside the law. 

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