Glad to see Ford starting at 10. Dissapointed that Lancaster unprofessionally let Andy Farrell talk him into fielding his hot headed, arrogant, and poor decision making son for so long. If England are to stand a chance of winning RWC2015 at home they should drop Owen Farrell entirely and place faith in Ford after giving him complete exposure throughout the 6Nations. He might just turn out to be another Wilkinson, but he'll definately be a more creative 10 with ball in hand. »
There was nothing wrong with that hit, it was actually a superb tackle. However the slap afterwards was unsportsmanlike, childish and doesn't deserve any place in the professional game. If pro rugby wants to continue its reputation as a gentlemanly sport this kind of behaviour should be punished.