Saracens, second in the Premiership and now preparing for Saturday’s home match against Gloucester, have been given a boost by the expected return towards the end of the month of England skipper and fly half Owen Farrell.
The 30 year old Farrell, who’s been capped 93 times by England since 2012, is recovering from an ankle operation needed after he was injured in the November Test against Australia at Twickenham.
Saracens’ Head Coach, Mark McCall, says the fly half is making good progress and should resume playing towards the end of January when his club have two games against London Irish in the European Challenge Cup at the Stone X Stadium on Sunday the 23rd and then on Sunday the 30th away at Wasps in the Premiership.
It’s too early to say when Farrell will precisely return to action, but at this stage it’s thought he should be fit enough for the start of the Six Nations in February, which would certainly aid the chances of England.
Saracens are currently in top class form, having won eight Premiership games, and go into the clash against Gloucester, in fourth place, full of confidence following a convincing win by 30-6 against Northampton Saints in their last league match.
The London club are well worth backing when it comes to picking a side to reach the top four play-offs, and now that Farrell, one of many stars in their set-up, is on the way to full recovery, Saracens’ power will be even more of a threat and could potentially take them all the way.