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Owen Farrell: ‘Confidence can be elusive – you don’t know you’ve lost it’

The England and Saracens fly-half on how a degree course has helped him examine his mistakes and become calmer on the pitch“The thing I liked about it most,” Owen Farrell says, “was having a look at yourself and what you’re doing. Seeing and understand…

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The Breakdown | Eddie Jones’ tactical rethink plants Owen Farrell at heart of power game

Co-captain is blossoming at fly-half and embodies an England side that will go into Six Nations with a taste for winning uglyGraham Henry used to complain when he was in charge of Wales that rugby there was like a shower without a temperature control: …

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Eddie Jones stands by Owen Farrell over controversial Australia tackle

• Jones: ‘Owen doesn’t try to tackle outside the laws’• Manu Tuilagi admits to nerves after injury comebackEddie Jones has defended Owen Farrell’s controversial tackling technique after another lucky escape for his co-captain against Australia, insisti…

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Owen Farrell has got away with it twice – he won’t a third time | Nick Evans

England will fear Farrell shoulder-tackling makes him a marked man for officials. It could cost his side a match that mattersOwen Farrell has got away with it twice this autumn but we can be sure of one thing – he will not get away with it a third time…

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Owen Farrell rues ‘game that got away’ but says England will peak at World Cup

• Farrell says loss to All Blacks was tough but Japan is main aim• Eddie Jones has no complaints after late try is ruled outOwen Farrell believes the controversial defeat to New Zealand was easier to take because England will be closer to their peak if…

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Owen Farrell rues ‘game that got away’ but says England will peak at World Cup

• Farrell says loss to All Blacks was tough but Japan is main aim• Eddie Jones has no complaints after late try is ruled outOwen Farrell believes the controversial defeat to New Zealand was easier to take because England will be closer to their peak if…

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Confusion over Owen Farrell’s tackle is widespread and understandable | The Breakdown

Kurtley Beale’s expression said it all when he was asked about the controversial hit, and his incredulity is shared by manyWhen Kurtley Beale was asked this week about Owen Farrell’s challenge on André Esterhuizen, his first thought was to glance in th…

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Rassie Erasmus ‘teaches’ Springboks new tackle after Farrell controversy – video

South Africa’s head coach has been filmed ‘teaching’ his players a new tackling technique after Owen Farrell’s controversial challenge on André Esterhuizen went unpunished during England’s 12-11 victory over the Springboks.During training for their nex…

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Furore over Owen Farrell’s big hit leads to call for refereeing consistency

• Australia’s Kurtley Beale: ‘A couple of years ago it is a red’• Referees to meet this week, with six Saturday Tests in EuropeKurtley Beale said confusion will remain over tackles which merit a red card until there is consistency from referees. The Au…

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Owen Farrell set to discover whether he will be cited over Esterhuizen tackle

• England co-captain escaped sanction after late hit• Citing commissioner has until 5pm on Sunday to make decisionOwen Farrell will find out by 5pm on Sunday whether he is to be cited for the tackle that could have cost England victory over South Afric…

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Leader Owen Farrell the foundation of Eddie Jones’s new-look England | Andy Bull

Jones’s side look increasingly like their co-captain Farrell’s side as Saracens fly-half’s work-rate and fortitude prove keyThey have gussied up Twickenham, building a new swooping facade on the back of the old East Stand and a pair of wrought iron gat…

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England’s co-captains still to decide who leads team out at Twickenham

• Owen Farrell and Dylan Hartley both in charge• Manu Tuilagi withdrawal an added headacheOwen Farrell and Dylan Hartley are so laid-back about Eddie Jones’s move to joint leaders that they will wait until a few hours before kick-off against South Afri…

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Owen Farrell finally gets to run the show as England dig deep for options

• Jones keen to see how co-captain plays with bigger centres• Coach forced to pick a callow pack to face South AfricaThe opening autumn fixture against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday will, if nothing else, reveal the extent of English rugby’s s…

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Dylan Hartley to lead inexperienced England pack against South Africa | Robert Kitson

• Co-captain to win 94th cap at Twickenham on Saturday• ‘I’m just delighted I still have the chance to play for England’Never have England prepared for a Twickenham international so far from home nor entered an autumn series with so many experienced fo…

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England joint-captains Hartley and Farrell ‘on the same page for a long time’

• We are usually pretty aligned, adds roommate Owen Farrell• England busy at Algarve camp in advance of South Africa TestOwen Farrell says he will run out holding hands with his fellow England co-captain Dylan Hartley if required and insists there is n…

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Owen Farrell is an England certainty. But where he plays is less clear

Eddie Jones may play England’s new co-captain at fly-half or inside-centre next monthEddie Jones smiles when he is asked if he is anxious as he approaches next month’s encounters with the southern hemisphere’s big three and the team he coached in the l…

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Eddie Jones splits captaincy between Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell

• England role shared during the autumn internationals• ‘I’ll be sacked if we don’t win at least one game,’ Jones saysEddie Jones has claimed the England captaincy has become too big for one man after taking the surprise decision to split the role betw…

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Danny Cipriani faces Owen Farrell but his real England rival is George Ford

Cipriani’s Gloucester meet Farrell’s Saracens on Sunday but Ford is the man the man standing between the 30-year-old and a recall by Eddie JonesA montage on the wall of the Gloucester team room at their Hartpury training base is centred around the acro…

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Owen Farrell tips ‘brilliant’ Dylan Hartley to resume England captaincy

• Fly-half says Hartley did an ‘unbelievable job’ before injury• Hooker has not played for England since the Six NationsOwen Farrell has given Dylan Hartley a ringing endorsement to resume the England captaincy after the Saracens fly-half assumed the r…

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Eddie Jones seeks end to losing run for weary England in Cape Town

• Sixth consecutive defeat would increase pressure on coach• Test is dead rubber as South Africa lead series 2-0Preparing for the third Test in the shadow of Table Mountain has merely heightened the sense of England’s rugby players being stuck between …