Coach Eddie Jones announced on Wednesday that England Rugby Fly-Half and captain Owen Farrell have been ruled out of the Six Nations Championship due to an ankle injury.
Fly-half George Ford had already been recalled on Monday to replace Farrell, who will be sidelined with an ankle injury for two months, in a squad of 36 Englishmen preparing for the six-nation tournament. Farrell, who already suffered an ankle injury in the game against Australia in November, suffered pain during training with his Saracens team last week.
“Owen cannot participate in six countries”, Eddie Jones said at the virtual launch of the tournament on Wednesday. The Saracens have indicated they will have surgery on their player Wednesday. “It’s a blow to him and the team.” Underlined by the Australian coach of the national, XV of the Rose. “But it’s an opportunity for others to play a leading role.” “In today’s rugby, it’s not a common thing to field your best team on the field. We’m used to it.” He added the coach of the England team that won the tournament in 2020.
According to Ireland coach and Owen’s father, Andy Farrell, the Charis player “I’m disgusted with the new injury because the competition is big for everyone.”. “But I have no doubt he should come back stronger and better.”, Added the boss of Clover XV.
Vice-captain Courtney Loves is currently injured, but Northampton will have to return to the second tier for the clash against Scotland starting the 2022 tournament. “Courtney’s injury is progressing well and we hope he will be in the match against Scotland.”, Jones promised. Gloucester winger Johnny May is set to miss the entire tournament due to a knee injury. “The chances of Joni undergoing surgery are high but at the moment the details are a bit blurry. He will not play in six countries.”, May, Jones added England’s second highest effort behind Rory Underwood (49-33).