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Saracens coach backs rested Owen Farrell to bounce back from England woe

• Fly-half not burdened by England captaincy, says Mark McCall
• RFU irked that not all England players were given weekend off

Owen Farrell has been backed to bounce back from his Six Nations disappointment by the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, who does not believe the England captaincy weighs too heavily on the fly-half.

Farrell was one of only four players involved in England’s Six Nations draw against Scotland who did not go straight back into Premiership action last weekend. Instead, McCall opted to rest Farrell and believes the decision will pay off in Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final against Glasgow on Saturday.

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