What Owen Farrell told his team immediately after today’s final

England captain Owen Farrell told his teammates they had become a ‘special team’ in the immediate aftermath of their World Cup final defeat against South Africa

Afterwards, the Saracens star gathered his teammates in a huddle and told them ‘this has become a special team’.

Head coach Eddie Jones admitted it was always going to be hard to find a way back into the contest, particularly after Kyle Sinckler was forced off early with a concussion.

He said: ‘We just couldn’t get on the front foot. We were dominated in the scrum particularly in the first 50 minutes.

‘When you’re in a tight, penalty-driven riven game, its difficult to get any sort of advantage.’

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