Latest news:Owen Farrell steps away from international rugby to ‘priotise mental wellbeing’

The captain of England has decided to take a break from playing rugby internationally and will not participate in the 2024 Six Nations.

Owen Farrell has made the decision to take a temporary hiatus from international rugby in order to protect his mental health and that of his family. This implies that the captain of England will be unavailable for the Six Nations.

Days after Farrell got into an altercation with referee Luke Pearce on the field, which resulted in him being criticized by many fans and subjected to abuse on social media, the shocking statement was made. Farrell possesses

suffered a lot of bad press lately, not the least of which came from being sent off in a World Cup warm-up match against Wales. During the World Cup, he was subject to calls to be left off of England’s starting lineup.Join to receive the most recent World Cup news.

“Owen Farrell has decided to take a break from international rugby in order to prioritise his and his family’s mental well-being,” the Saracens club stated in a statement.

This implies that he won’t be eligible to be chosen for the Six Nations in 2024.

“He will continue to play and serve as captain of Saracens.

“As always, Owen will have the full support of everyone at the club.”

Coach Steve Borthwick of England continued, saying, “Owen’s decision is fully supported by everyone at England Rugby.”

“The expectations placed on elite athletes are very high; he has been a vital member of the England team for more than ten years since making his debut. He constantly puts his all into representing his country and is an excellent player, captain, and leader.

Owen has chosen to be this honest with us, and he does so with characteristic bravery. I will do everything in my power, together with the rest of us at England Rugby, to make sure he gets the help he needs moving forward.”


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