Owen Farrell edges Marcus Smith to help Saracens overcome Harlequins

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  • Saracens 36-24 Harlequins
  • Victory clinches home semi-final spot for Premiership leaders

At the home of one undisputed No 10, Owen Farrell edged his England fly-half rival Marcus Smith to guide Saracens to a home semi-final before limping off with an ankle injury that threatens to curtail his end-of-season run-in. Farrell departed 10 minutes from time in considerable pain after a nasty bang on his left ankle and must now be considered doubtful for Saracens’ Champions Cup last-16 tie against the Ospreys next weekend at least.

Mark McCall confirmed that Farrell had overcome a grade one strain to his left ankle to lead England against Ireland last weekend and evidently the problem has not fully cleared. He could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines if the prognosis is not as positive as Saracens would hope. “I think he’s aggravated the ankle he aggravated for England,” said McCall. “I don’t know how he’ll be for next week, we’ll wait and see.”

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Written by Gerard Meagher at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/25/saracens-harlequins-premiership-match-report under the title “Owen Farrell edges Marcus Smith to help Saracens overcome Harlequins”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.