Owen Farrell to play for England against New Zealand despite fitness concerns

The Guardian - Nov 08, 22:20 GMT

Coach Eddie Jones describes fly-half as ‘a warrior’Manu Tuilagi left out despite being ‘99

  • Coach Eddie Jones describes fly-half as ‘a warrior’
  • Manu Tuilagi left out despite being ‘99.9999%’ fit

Eddie Jones has revealed Owen Farrell is not 100% fit for Saturday’s long-awaited encounter with the All Blacks but said his co-captain will “put his body on the line” after urging England to rewrite history against New Zealand. Jones admitted leaving his “warrior” fly-half out of his side was never an option but also suggested Farrell does not get sufficient protection from officials.

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