England sweating on fitness of Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell ahead of Autumn Test campaign
Eddie Jones is facing the doomsday threat of being without his England captain and his leading points-scorer for the start of the autumn Test campaign due to back injuries.
Owen Farrell has not played since the tour of Australia in June and the Saracens fly-half is having a scan on Friday as his club seek to discover why his recovery has stalled.
The 25-year-old has suffered painful reactions when trying to kick and while Saracens hope he will be fit in time for the start of their Champions Cup title defence next month, they cannot be certain.
Two weeks later, England will go into camp... read more
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