Sunday, August 25, 2019
Owen Farrell On the plane to Japan: The rising and falling stock in Ireland’s World Cup squad

Owen Farrell On the plane to Japan: The rising and falling stock in Ireland’s...

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Photo: Getty Images Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt faces some tough calls as he prepares to whittle his squad down for the World Cup Joey Carbery The best player on the pitch for the 50 minutes he was on. You have to bear in mind the opposition and the occasion…
Owen Farrell Ben Te’o is shock omission from England’s World Cup squad

Owen Farrell Ben Te’o is shock omission from England’s World Cup squad

England have left out Ben Te'o from their World Cup squad in favour of Piers Francis, the Rugby Football Union has announced. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire. Ben Te'o has been overlooked for England's 31-man World Cup squad in a shock omission by Eddie Jones. Te'o has lost out to Piers Francis among the four centres…
Owen Farrell England Rugby World Cup squad announced as Eddie Jones selects 31-man squad

Owen Farrell England Rugby World Cup squad announced as Eddie Jones selects 31-man squad

Ben Te'o has been dumped from England’s World Cup squad - a week after being involved in an altercation with a team mate. The Lions star played 20 times for Eddie Jones in the run up to the tournament, establishing himself as a key member of the squad. But his part in a fracas with…
Owen Farrell England squad for rugby World Cup

Owen Farrell England squad for rugby World Cup

Sport England coach Eddie Jones on Monday named the following 31-man squad for the World Cup in Japan from Sept. 20-Nov. 2. FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, Britain - August 10, 2019 England's Dan Cole and George Kruis during training Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
Owen Farrell Sport24.co.za | Te’o omitted from England Rugby World Cup squad

Owen Farrell Sport24.co.za | Te’o omitted from England Rugby World Cup squad

Bristol - Ben Te'o was a shock omission from England's 31-man squad for the 2019 World Cup in Japan announced by coach Eddie Jones on Monday.New Zealand-born Te'o lost out to Piers Francis among four England centres, despite being an ever-present choice under Australian boss Jones when available.The 32-year-old was reported to have been involved…
Owen Farrell Is your handbag crippling you? Physio reveals how heavy shoulder bags can cause long-term damage

Owen Farrell Is your handbag crippling you? Physio reveals how heavy shoulder bags can...

Many of us are guilty of carrying around far too much stuff that we don't actually need in our handbags.According to recent research by Aspinal of London, the average weight of a British woman's handbag is three kilograms - a third heavier than those of ladies on the continent.But is lugging around this amount of…
Owen Farrell Joe Schmidt’s best-laid plans for Japan could be torn up by injury

Owen Farrell Joe Schmidt’s best-laid plans for Japan could be torn up by injury

Certitude: the best-laid plans will be ripped asunder as the 2019 World Cup becomes an event based on durability rather than ability. Who can smile this Monday morning? Certainly Jack Carty. Yet again, the Connacht outhalf looked a confident and able replacement, but the loss of Joey Carbery’s creative instincts after his kicking masterclass against…
Owen Farrell Rúaidhrí O’Connor: ‘Stale affair will do little to sway Schmidt’s big squad decisions’

Owen Farrell Rúaidhrí O’Connor: ‘Stale affair will do little to sway Schmidt’s big squad...

Ireland's Tommy O'Donnell. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile It is hard to know which is the more difficult task; watching the opening World Cup warm-up game or analysing it. For Joe Schmidt, the viewing experience will have been as frustrating as it was informative. It's hard to imagine anyone advanced their claim enough to cement their places…

Owen Farrell ‘Biggest prize’ to come, says Gatland after England loss

AFP / Adrian DENNIS Warren Gatland has led Wales at two Rugby World Cups Wales coach Warren Gatland insisted the "biggest prize" was still to come after his side suffered a 33-19 defeat by England in their opening Rugby World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham on Sunday.Had Wales avoided defeat, they would have replaced New…

Owen Farrell England beats Wales 33-19

England ended Wales' 14-match winning run with a comprehensive 33-19 victory at Twickenham on Sunday in a World Cup warmup game and prevented the visitors from replacing New Zealand at the top of the rugby rankings. Warren Gatland's strongest available Wales team included 13 starters from the Grand Slam-clinching victory over Ireland in March. England…