Owen Farrell to discover his Rugby World Cup fate on Tuesday

Owen Farrell will attend a second hearing in two weeks
Owen Farrell will attend a second hearing in two weeks

England captain Owen Farrell will be discovering his fate on the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign on Tuesday.

Farrell was initially yellow carded in the warm-up game against Wales at Twickenham Stadium for a high tackle on Taine Basham with the sanction later upgraded to a red card using the newly introduced Bunker Review system.

The Saracens fly-half was cleared off the red card sanction during last week's hearing by an Independent Judicial Committee with England convincing the panel that Jamie George pushing Basham led to Farrell not able to pull out of the charge.

Nevertheless, he will now face another hearing on Tuesday after World Rugby launched an appeal against the verdict of the Judicial Committee stressing that "player welfare is the number one priority".

The appeal panel will consists of Nigel Hampton KC, Shao-ing Wang and Donal Courtney and if the World Rugby's appeal proves successful, Farrell could be on the sidelines for four to six weeks which could keep him out of action for most part of the opening round.

England will be having warm-up games against Ireland and Fiji before they kick-start their World Cup campaign against Argnetina on 9th September.