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Six Nations: England’s Owen Farrell to undergo minor procedure on thumb

The 27-year-old is still expected to be fit for the Six Nations opener England’s preparations for their Six Nations opener against champions Ireland in Dublin have been hit by an injury to captain Owen Farrell. Farrell, 27, has been withdrawn from Saracens’ Champions Cup match against Glasgow and is having a minor procedure on his thumb on Saturday. Sarries boss Mark McCall says the recovery period is 7 to 10 days. Farrell is still expected to travel to Portugal for England’s training camp next week. More to follow. Source link

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Andy Farrell to replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland coach after World Cup

Farrell joined Schmidt’s coaching team in 2016 ahead of the summer tour of South Africa Joe Schmidt is to stand down as Ireland’s head coach after the 2019 World Cup and will be replaced by current defence coach Andy Farrell. Schmidt, 53, said he had decided to finish coaching and focus on family commitments. He has been with Ireland since 2013 and this year guided them to their third Grand Slam and a first victory on home soil over New Zealand. “I feel that Irish rugby is in good hands,”…

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England 37-18 Australia: Eddie Jones refuses to criticise controversial Owen Farrell tackle

England produce second-half masterclass against Australia England coach Eddie Jones refused to criticise captain Owen Farrell for a controversial tackle in his side’s impressive 37-18 win over Australia. Farrell’s hit on Izack Rodda saved an almost certain try that would have put the visitors four points up. It appeared to be a shoulder charge, reviving memories of Farrell’s tackle on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen. “We’ll leave it up to the TMO, the referee didn’t think it was anything wrong,” Jones told BBC Sport. The tackle on second row Rodda happened…

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Owen Farrell: England fly-half ‘doesn’t get same protection from referees’, says Eddie Jones

Owen Farrell has taken part in tailored fitness sessions this week as England prepare to face the All Blacks England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham. Date: 10 November. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. England head coach Eddie Jones believes “warrior” co-captain Owen Farrell does not get the same protection from referees as other fly-halves. Farrell picked up a hip injury in Saturday’s win over South Africa…

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England v New Zealand: Owen Farrell clear to face All Blacks

Owen Farrell’s controversial 84th minute tackle on South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen has split opinion England’s Owen Farrell is clear to face New Zealand next week after avoiding any disciplinary action for his 84th minute tackle against South Africa. The citing commissioner decided it did not meet the red card threshold, which is required for a citing. During the game, which England won 12-11, the tackle on Andre Esterhuizen was sent to the television match official. The TMO and referee Angus Gardner ruled it was not too high, and Farrell had…

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Owen Farrell: England fly-half admits nerves over late tackle review

Highlights: England 12-11 South Africa: England edge topsy-turvy match Owen Farrell has admitted he did not know how the referee would rule on the huge 84th-minute tackle that sealed England’s 12-11 win over South Africa. Farrell’s crunching hit on Andre Esterhuizen was reviewed by the video official after England had kicked the ball dead to seemingly end the game. Referee Angus Gardner decided Farrell was not too high and made enough effort to wrap his arms in the collision. “Of course,” Farrell replied when asked if he was nervous during…

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England v South Africa: Owen Farrell at fly-half, Manu Tuilagi on bench

Farrell has only made three previous starts at fly-half for England under coach Eddie Jones England v South Africa Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday 3 November Time: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app; watch highlights on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:30 GMT. England co-captain Owen Farrell starts at fly-half in Saturday’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham. Ben Te’o is at inside centre, despite playing fewer than 30 minutes for Worcester this season. Blind-side Brad Shields and Mark…

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England tour: Owen Farrell will put own stamp on team – Eddie Jones

Farrell needs to remain ‘aggressive’ as captain – Jones England tour of South Africa 1st Test: Saturday, 9 June in Johannesburg (kick-off 16:05 BST) 2nd Test: Saturday, 16 June in Bloemfontein (kick-off 16:05) 3rd Test: Saturday, 23 June in Cape Town (kick-off 16:05) Coverage: Live text coverage on BBC Sport website and app England head coach Eddie Jones has praised new captain Owen Farrell, saying he is a “winner” who will put his own stamp on the team. Fly-half Farrell has replaced Dylan Hartley as skipper for next month’s South…

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