Owen Farrell provides insight into England conversations before the Rugby World Cup final


England captain Owen Farrell has praised his ‘genuine’ team-mates ahead of the biggest games of their lives.

England players are ready to throw themselves into their Rugby World Cup final clash against South Africa this morning.

Eddie Jones’ men take on the Springboks in Yokohama after their impressive victory over favourites New Zealand in the last four, and Owen Farrell has admitted that the test will be a dream come true.

“Everybody grows up wanting to be involved in this game,” he said.

“You think as a kid: how good would it be to be involved in a World Cup final?

“Now this opportunity has come around, you want to enjoy it, you want to go for it.

“You don’t want to dip your toe in and see what happens, you want to throw all of yourself into it.

“That’s the way we’ll look to go about it.”

The highly-anticipated clash will begin at 9am GMT (6pm local time) and Farrell has opened up on having the chance to captain his country to glory.

“Everything that has gone into us being able to enjoy this tournament and love every minute of it, as we have, has been a form of leadership,” he said.

“That could be someone who is quiet, someone who is loud, someone who is funny, someone who is not funny.

“Everybody is different, everybody leads in their own way.

“The most important thing with this group is it is authentic, it is genuine.”

Jason Robinson, who lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003, has given his thoughts on the task the current players have in front of them, and warned them about the magnitude of the task.

“It is a unique sensation,” he said.

“Guys like Owen Farrell have been European champions at club and international level but knowing you are the best in the world is something else entirely.

The magnitude of a World Cup final is enormous and the emotions it triggers are so deep they are hard to explain.”


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