Owen Farrell expects to be fit to face Ireland in Dublin

Owen Farrell
Owen Farrell

England fly-half Owen Farrell is confident he will be available to face Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations opener at the Aviva Stadium on February 2.

Farrell recently underwent minor surgery on a thumb injury.

"It is good," said Farrell. "I should be training towards the end of this week and I am confident I will be able to play against Ireland."

Head coach Eddie Jones added: "I'm confident Owen is going to play. We have got George Ford so we are well-stocked at number 10."

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