Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Owen Farrell 'missing half his nose' after brutal hit in USA win

American flanker John Quill became the first player to be sent off at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when he was red-carded for a brutal shoulder charge on England's Owen Farrell. 

Quill was sent off in the 70th-minute for his no-arms tackle as England claimed a 45-7 win at Misaki Park Stadium, to remain unbeaten at the World Cup. 

The hit left Farrell, who has escaped punishment in the past for similar tackles, with a bloodied nose - but the playmaker still finished the game. 

A minor scuffle between the two nations then broke out, but nothing came of it. 

American captain  Blaine Scully tried to argue Quill was "pulling out of the tackle", but referee  Nic Berry disagreed and pulled out the red card. 

Former England player Ugo Monye described the tackle as a "disgrace", but current coach Eddie Jones saw the funny side of the incident. 

"They're about to barbecue part of Owen's nose, the bit he left on the pitch," said Jones. 

"He is missing part of his nose which is unfortunate, but he is married and has a young child, so he is not looking for any young lass in Kobe tonight, so he will be okay."

Quill has since been cited for the shoulder charge and will face a three-man independent judicial committee, which will likely see him miss the remainder of the tournament. 

American coach Gary Gold had no complaints about Quill's red card, saying the players have already been warned about leading with the shoulder. 

"I'm not sure they could make it any clearer. You're not allowed to make contact with the head, and you certainly need to use your arms, and he didn't do either," Gold said.

Both Wallabies winger Reece Hodge and Samoa centre Rey Lee-lo have already received three-match bans at the World Cup for dangerous tackles in matches against Fiji and Russia respectively. 

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