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Owen Farrell confident in England’s Six Nations prospects as he steps back from team

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Owen Farrell Confident In England's Six Nations Prospects As He Steps Back From Team

Owen Farrell, the English rugby star, is expressing confidence in England‘s performance in the upcoming Six Nations, despite his decision to step back from the team. After prioritizing mental health, the 32-year-old believes the squad is more than capable of handling his absence. England will commence their Six Nations campaign against Italy this weekend, with Ethan Roots and Fraser Dingwall set to make their international debuts.

Head coach Steve Borthwick has chosen a mix of experienced players such as George Ford and Henry Slade to join captain Jamie George against Italy. Reflecting on England’s progress and the support received during the Rugby World Cup, Farrell spoke with pride about the team’s journey and emphasized their dedication to representing the country.

Although it remains to be seen if England can secure victory in the Six Nations, Farrell is confident in the team’s potential. The last time the national team triumphed in the tournament was four years ago under the leadership of former coach Eddie Jones. Other strong contenders include defending champions Ireland and France, despite the absence of their star player, Antoine Dupont, who is preserving himself for the Olympics.

Borthwick, in a recent interview, highlighted the advantage of facing greater club demands, stating that it has made his group of players more battle-hardened compared to their competitors. He expressed his optimism about having a team that is prepared and race-ready, thanks to the competitiveness of the Premiership and the high stakes involved in every game.

As the Six Nations approaches, all eyes are on England’s performance. The physicality and breakdown contest nature of the tournament demand impeccable skills and tactics, and the team is determined to showcase their abilities in the competition.

Rachel Adams

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