REVEALED | How long Owen Farrell will be suspended for…

England captain Owen Farrell will almost certainly miss Saracens quarter-final clash with Leinster after being sent off against Wasps on Saturday.

The 28-year-old was sent off as Saracens fell to a surprise 28-18 defeat against a much-changed Wasps side at Allianz Park.

BT Sport Ben Kay, who has previously been part of disciplinary panels, revealed that Farrell will likely be slapped with a mid-range six week ban.

That means his season is likely over, and the next time we could see Farrell on a rugby pitch may be when England host the Barbarians at Twickenham on October 25th.

The match takes place the weekend before Eddie Jones’ squad travel to Italy for their rearranged final fixture in the 2020 Six Nations.

Tickets will initially be available to those with an existing booking from the postponed fixture, followed by a priority booking window for First XV members on September 7.

Any remaining tickets will be available for public sale from September 8 via EnglandRugby.com/tickets.


Owen Farrell facts

1. He started off in Rugby League

His education began in rugby league – he joined Wigan St Patricks at the age of eight.

2. School days

It’s well known that the Saracens star went to school with England teammate George Ford, however, it’s less well known that he went onto study Business at Hertfordshire University.

3. Celebration

Farrell celebrates every point he scores by linking his index fingers together to make a ‘JJ’ sign, the Joining Jack salute, Joining Jack being a charity dedicated to the needs of sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.[ Farrell is also a patron for Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK.

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