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Men’s Rugby Union England captain Farrell to miss Six Nations to ‘prioritise’ well-being

ENGLAND captain Owen Farrell will not be available for this season’s Six Nations Championship after deciding to take a break from international rugby, it was announced yesterday.

In a statement, Farrell’s club Saracens said his decision had been made “in order to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being.”

Saracens added that 32-year-old Farrell would continue to play for them and captain the Premiership club.

Saracens said: “Owen Farrell has decided to take a break from international rugby in order to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being.

“This means he will not be available for selection for the 2024 Six Nations.

“He will continue to play for Saracens and captain the club.

“As always, Owen will have the full support of everyone at the club.”

Farrell made his England debut in 2012, going on to win 112 caps and scoring 1,237 points for his country.

He captained England at the 2019 and 2023 World Cup tournaments and has also featured on three British and Irish Lions tours.

England head coach Steve Borthwick said: “Everyone at England Rugby is fully behind Owen’s decision.”

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