Farrell to miss Six Nation’s opener | Sunday Observer

Farrell to miss Six Nation’s opener

23 January, 2022

England captain Owen Farrell is set to miss the Six Nations opener against Scotland after suffering an injury while training with Saracens.

Farrell was retained as England skipper earlier this week by head coach Eddie Jones, despite not playing since November because of an ankle problem.

He had hoped to return against London Irish in the Challenge Cup on Sunday but has now been ruled out. England play Scotland on February 5. Farrell will see a specialist early next week and is now not expected to join up with England in their training camp in Brighton.

England will announce a squad update on Monday with Courtney Lawes favourite to take over the captaincy in Farrell’s absence.

(BBC Sports)