Farrell and George out of South Africa game in double blow for England

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  • Eddie Jones faces front-row crisis against world champions
  • Farrell’s injury suggests centre pairing of Tuilagi and Slade

England are preparing for Saturday’s World Cup final rematch against South Africa without their captain Owen Farrell and facing a front-row crisis after Eddie Jones was dealt a huge double injury blow on Monday.

Both Farrell and Jamie George have been ruled out with ankle and knee injuries respectively, leaving Jones without his chief lieutenant and severely depleted front-row ranks with South Africa, by contrast, bringing their infamous “Bomb Squad” to Twickenham.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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