Owen Farrell in danger of missing Six Nations start after citing for tackle

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  • Farrell will learn fate at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday
  • Even if six-week ban halved fly-half could miss Scotland opener

Owen Farrell is facing a suspension that could force him to miss the start of England’s Six Nations campaign after he was cited for a dangerous tackle in Saracens’ last-gasp victory over Gloucester on Friday.

Farrell will learn his fate at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday night with Steve Borthwick braced for considerable disruption to the start of his first campaign in charge given the Saracens playmaker is set to be a key part of his side and a leading contender for the captaincy. Both Marcus Smith and George Ford are due to return from injury in the coming weeks but both fly-halves would go into the Six Nations short on game time, handing a headache to Borthwick if Farrell is forced to miss the start of the championship.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/09/owen-farrell-in-danger-of-missing-six-nations-start-over-saracens-tackle-england-rugby-union under the title “Owen Farrell in danger of missing Six Nations start after citing for tackle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.