Saracens identify Owen Farrell replacement, it's a very unlikely choice  - Ruck

Saracens identify Owen Farrell replacement, it’s a very unlikely choice 

Saracens are on the cusp of securing an exciting new fly-half as Owen Farrell bids a poignant farewell to the club, citing that the “time feels right” for this pivotal career shift.

The 32-year-old England fly-half is poised to embark on a fresh chapter, joining the French Top 14 side Racing 92 on a compelling two-year deal starting this July.

Farrell, who has been an integral part of Saracens since the tender age of 14, is set to mark his 250th appearance for the club against Harlequins on March 23, adding an emotional layer to his departure.

In a heartfelt message shared on the club’s website, Farrell conveyed his sentiments about leaving the familiar confines of Saracens. He remarked, “It is tough to be leaving a place that has been my home since I was 14.

“It has been a difficult decision but an exciting one for our family. For the first time ever, we thought it would be good to go and experience something different, and the time feels right.”

Reflecting on his remarkable journey with Saracens, Farrell spoke about the upcoming challenges, stating, “Going into the back end of the year, we are looking to make it the best we can, and I can’t wait to enjoy that over the coming months. It has never been taken for granted playing for this club.”

As Saracens prepare to bid farewell to their talismanic captain, attention turns to the potential replacement.

The club has set its sights on Louie Johnson, the promising fly-half from Newcastle Falcons. Johnson, a 20-year-old hailing from Carlisle, has showcased his talent with 12 appearances and one try this season, earning accolades not only at Kingston Park but also on the international stage with England U20s.

The proposed move to secure Johnson’s services adds another layer of intrigue, potentially dealing another blow to the Falcons, who are grappling with their own set of challenges in the dynamic world of rugby.

As the rugby landscape evolves, Saracens are navigating a period of transition, bidding adieu to a club legend while eyeing the promising future embodied by talents like Louie Johnson.

Super computer predicts weekend’s Six Nations results, including England vs Ireland

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Italy vs Scotland

Get ready for Scotland’s next showdown as they step onto the field for their fourth Six Nations match, facing off against an increasingly formidable Italian squad. With two victories and one loss under their belt from the initial three games, Gregor Townsend’s crew is primed for action.

The journey kicked off with a thrilling 27-26 triumph over Wales, setting the stage for a heart-stopping encounter. Despite a narrow 20-16 defeat on home turf against France, Scotland roared back triumphantly, stunning England with a 30-21 victory in the legendary Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.

Mark your calendars for the Italy versus Scotland clash happening on Saturday, March 9, with the action kicking off at 2:15 PM GMT. The battleground? None other than the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Don’t miss a moment of the action as ITV brings the match live to your screens. And keep an eye out for Angus Gardner from Australia, who will be officiating the showdown

Super computer prediction: Italy 16-22 Scotland