Farrell faces disciplinary panel after high tackle

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Premiership - Saracens v Wasps - Allianz Park, London, Britain - September 5, 2020 Saracens' Owen Farrell looks dejected after he was sent off for a late tackle on Wasps' Charlie Atkinson Action Images/Paul Childs/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - England captain Owen Farrell will face a disciplinary panel next week after being sent off for a high tackle during Saracens’ home defeat by Wasps on Saturday.

Farrell was shown a red card after a challenge on Wasps’ replacement fullback Charlie Atkinson and faces a ‘dangerous tackle’ charge under World Rugby Law 9.13.

He will appear in front of an independent panel on Tuesday.

Farrell could now miss next Sunday’s clash against this season’s runaway leaders Exeter and the European Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster on Sept. 19.

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis