ENGLAND was defeated by Scotland in their opening Six Nations match.
Red Rose dominated the match but take a penalty after fouling Luke Cowan-Dickie.
Owen Farrell was unable to influence the proceedings as he was not on the team.
And he was also not selected for this week’s game in Italy.
Why didn’t Owen Farrell play for England against Italy in the Six Nations?
Owen Farrell will miss the match against Italy 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 last week.
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 has been named England’s Six Nations captain, just as he did in the win over South Africa.
But Lawes still hasn’t completed the concussion recovery protocol and will therefore miss England’s match in Italy.
Tom Curry will therefore return to captain England in Rome.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4612398/why-isnt-owen-farrell-playing-england-italy-six-nations-rugby/ Why doesn’t Owen Farrell play for England against Italy in the Six Nations rugby league and when will the captain return?