ENGLAND was without Owen Farrell when they met Ireland.
The Red Rose captain is yet to appear in this year’s Six Nations.
Why didn’t Owen Farrell play for England against Ireland in the Six Nations?
Owen Farrell will miss the game against Ireland after picking up an ankle injury with Saracens.
The injury happened to the ankle opposite the one he injured in the Fall International win over Australia.
However, he was forced to undergo surgery and will therefore miss this match.
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When will Owen Farrell return?
Owen Farrell faces eight to ten weeks of recovery from his surgery in January.
And Eddie Jones announced he will miss the entire Six Nations.
The England head coach said: “Owen has been dropped from the Six Nations. It’s a huge blow for him personally and for the team it’s a huge blow.
“But obviously it’s an opportunity for others to step up to leadership roles and let other players play for those 12 players.
“We see it as more than an opportunity. In rugby these days it’s rare to have your best team on the field. We’re pretty used to that.
“There’s an opportunity there to build a little more leadership depth.”
Who is the new England Six Nations captain?
Courtney Lawes captains England against Ireland this week.
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