"Gutted" - Jamie George opens up on Owen Farrell's departure - Ruck

“Gutted” – Jamie George opens up on Owen Farrell’s departure

Jamie George, the Saracens and England teammate of Owen Farrell, expressed surprise at the speculation about Farrell’s future.

The 32-year-old fly-half has been associated with a potential move to Racing 92 in France after the current season.

Despite rumours, Racing 92 has refuted any existing agreement to sign England’s leading point-scorer, who is currently on a hiatus from Test rugby.

“We don’t know whether he’s leaving or not,” George told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“The speculation only broke recently so it came as a shock to absolutely everyone.

“I think Owen’s quite a private person generally. Myself and Owen are very close so it’s something we probably will have a conversation about but I haven’t spoken to him about it yet.

“Ultimately it’s his decision, whatever he wants to do, whether he stays or goes. 

“I know he’s going to be choosing the right thing for him and his family.”

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List of Owen Farrell replacements:

#1. Joey Carbery

Munster has officially revealed that 28-year-old Joey Carbery will bid farewell to the province at the conclusion of the season. The Reds are actively on the hunt for a high-caliber replacement at the out-half position to complement Jack Crowley in the upcoming term.

Rumors linking Carbery to a summer transfer to French club Bordeaux Begles had surfaced before Christmas, where the attacking game is steered by former Munster coach Noel McNamara.

Having been an integral part of Munster for nearly six years, Carbery, who also boasts an established international career with Ireland, is poised to make a significant impact with his potential move. The Men in Black could potentially secure a valuable addition in Carbery for the future.

Joey Carbery of Ireland during the warm up before the Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 12th March 2022 – PHOTO: George Tewkesbury/PPAUK