What a blow this is for England and Owen Farrell as he is set to miss the whole of the Six Nations after picking up an injury while training with his club Saracens last week. Good news for Marcus Smith though, the young Harlequins out-half is one that everyone is looking at. Eddie Jones was talking about the injury picked up by his captain to the media;
“Owen is out of the Six Nations. It’s a massive blow for him personally and for the team it’s a blow,” Jones said.
“But it’s obviously an opportunity for other guys to step up into leadership roles and for other players to play for that 12 jumper.
“We see it more as an opportunity. In today’s rugby, having your best team on the field is a rare occurrence. We’re pretty used to it. There’s an opportunity there to build a bit more leadership depth.”