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Kyle Sinckler says fellow England players may take international break like captain Owen Farrell

Farrell and Sinckler helped England reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup earlier this year England and Bristol prop Kyle Sinckler says more players may follow Owen Farrell’s lead and take a break from international rugby. Farrell announced he would miss the 2024 Six Nations to “prioritise his and his family’s mental wellbeing”. And […]

Owen Farrell decision a ‘wake-up call,’ says Wales coach Gatland

Warren Gatland coached Owen Farrell on three British and Irish Lions tours in 2013, 2017 and 2021 Wales coach Warren Gatland believes Owen Farrell’s decision to step away from international rugby should be a “wake-up call for all of us”. Gatland has also revealed the abuse suffered by himself and his family. “In many ways […]

Owen Farrell: England captain treated ‘unfairly’ by media, says Saracens boss Mark McCall

Owen Farrell (left) debuted for Saracens in 2008 with Mark McCall (right) joining the club the following year Certain members of the media “need to look at themselves” for their “unfair scrutiny” of Owen Farrell, says Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall. Farrell made his Saracens debut in 2008, while McCall joined as assistant in […]

Owen Farrell: World Rugby chair Bill Beaumont hopes England captain can return ‘reinvigorated’

Owen Farrell surpassed Jonny Wilkinson as England’s all-time leading points scorer in October World Rugby chair Bill Beaumont hopes England captain Owen Farrell can return “reinvigorated” after making himself unavailable for the 2024 Six Nations. Beaumont, himself a former England captain, said the decision was not one the player “would have taken lightly”. “As a […]

England captain Owen Farrell to miss 2024 Six Nations to prioritise mental wellbeing

England captain Owen Farrell has made himself unavailable for the 2024 Six Nations “in order to prioritise his and his family’s mental wellbeing”. England start their Six Nations campaign on 3 February in Italy and end it with a game in France on 16 March. Saracens said Farrell, 32, will continue to play for and […]

England v South Africa: Owen Farrell criticism unfair, says Richard Wigglesworth

Owen Farrell was booed before the game – but was man of the match as England beat Fiji on Sunday Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Saturday 21 October Kick-off: 20:00 BST Coverage: Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Owen Farrell is unfairly […]

Ireland 24-28 New Zealand: ‘Sport can be cruel but I’m unbelievably proud’, says Andy Farrell

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell said he was “unbelievably proud” of his players as they bowed out of the World Cup quarter-finals with defeat by New Zealand in Paris. The Irish pushed the All Blacks all the way but fell short as they failed to reach the semi-finals for the first time in Johnny Sexton’s […]

Rugby World Cup: Owen Farrell replaces George Ford at fly-half for England v Fiji

Venue: Stade de Marseille Date: Sunday, 15 October Kick-off: 16:00 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Owen Farrell will replace George Ford at fly-half for England’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Fiji, with Marcus Smith starting at full-back. England team to face Fiji […]

World Cup: Owen Farrell breaks Jonny Wilkinson’s England points scoring record

Owen Farrell has broken Jonny Wilkinson’s record to become England’s all-time leading points scorer. Farrell kicked an 18th-minute penalty in England’s World Cup Pool D match against Samoa to reach 1,181 points and surpass Wilkinson’s record. The England captain could have claimed the record earlier in the game but missed his conversion attempt following Ollie […]

Rugby World Cup: England v Samoa – George Ford and Owen Farrell start in Pool D game

Owen Farrell (left) missed the first two games of England’s Rugby World Cup campaign after his red card in a warm-up game against Wales Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Date: Saturday, 7 October Kick-off: 16:45 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app George Ford and […]

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