Injury News: Owen Farrell ruled out of clash with Northampton

Eddie Jones will not see his star man play this weekend as Owen Farrell has been ruled out of Saracens’ match against Dylan Hartley’s Northampton Saints.

The fly-half was set to play at Franklin’s Gardens – where the England head coach will be watching on Saturday – but picked up a knock in training.

Mystery surrounds Farrell’s blow. Saracens will not divulge which part of the body their star playmaker has injured but insisted it was a ‘minor strain’ and not thought to be serious.

Farrell had problems with his quadriceps last season. He missed several training sessions for England and Saracens in the run-up to big Six Nations and European Cup matches, but often managed to play on the Saturday.

He sat out contact sessions picking up a leg injury in the Wales Six Nations match in February, but then featured against Scotland.

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