England are still learning how to live without Owen Farrell as they begin a new era under Jamie George, according to playmaker George Ford.
Jamie George’s ‘lighter touch’ is better suited to captaining an inexperienced England Six Nations squad than the more ‘abrasive’ manner of Owen Farrell, said former Test lock Courtney Lawes.
Racing 92 are planning for a squad overhaul of 12 players, including a World Cup-winning Springbok, to comply with the salary cap after Owen Farrell’s arrival.
England flyhalf Owen Farrell is set to become Siya Kolisi’s teammate after his move to Racing 92 was officially confirmed on Monday.
Jamie George will take over from Owen Farrell and captain England in the Six Nations, the RFU announced on Wednesday.
Siya Kolisi has jumped to the defence of “misunderstood” Owen Farrell while admitting that he hopes the England flyhalf becomes his teammate at French club Racing 92.
Handre Pollard continued his successful streak against Owen Farrell in the Premiership, while Cheslin Kolbe dotted down for his first try of the season in Japan.
Saracens boss Mark McCall said the Premiership champions would do everything in their power to keep Owen Farrell after the England star was linked with a move to Racing 92.
Racing 92 have issued a veiled denial amidst intense speculation over England and Saracens flyhalf Owen Farrell’s potential move to the French Top 14 club.
Owen Farrell returns from injury to captain a Saracens team featuring seven British & Irish Lions for the Champions Cup opening-round match against the Vodacom Bulls.