Eddie Jones keeps faith in Owen Farrell as debate deepens over captain

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Questions build about the skipper’s temperament – especially after his red card – but the head coach is unwavering and bullish is about England’s Six Nations chances

Owen Farrell will lead England in the Six Nations finale in Rome next month and beyond, having retained the faith of Eddie Jones despite the South Africa captain, Siya Kolisi, questioning the fly-half’s state of mind before the two faced each other in the World Cup final last November.

Kolisi said on a podcast last month that he knew South Africa were going to win the moment he joined Farrell for the coin toss. England’s captain will be available to face Italy despite his red card on Saturday for a high tackle during Saracens’ defeat to Wasps, which is likely to result in a ban of up to six weeks.

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Written by Paul Rees
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/05/eddie-jones-owen-farrell-england-six-nations under the title “Eddie Jones keeps faith in Owen Farrell as debate deepens over captain”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.