Farrell captains England to victory

PUBLISHED: 11:31 24 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell

HERTS teenager Owen Farrell captained England Under-16s to glory over Italy U17s in the Four Nations Tournament in France on Easter Sunday. Owen, the son of Saracens and England centre and Rugby League legend Andy Farrell, played a starring role in Englan

HERTS teenager Owen Farrell captained England Under-16s to glory over Italy U17s in the Four Nations Tournament in France on Easter Sunday.

Owen, the son of Saracens and England centre and Rugby League legend Andy Farrell, played a starring role in England's 12-3 victory in Vienne.

Showing he's a chip off the old block, inside centre Farrell scored one of England's tries as they defeated a physically imposing Italians side.

England led 12-0 in the Stade Jean Etcheberry until a penalty by the Italy fly-half made it 12-3 at half-time.

But there was no repeat of the tournament opener in which Wales came back to beat England 13-12 from the same scoreline in Bourgoin.

Flanker Joe Atkinson went over for the first England try after the ball moved through several pairs of hands, outflanking the Italians.

St George's School pupil Farrell's score was a good individual effort from 20 metres out, which was converted by fly-half Tom Heathcote.

England face hosts France in their final Four Nations match at the Stade Vuillermet in Lyon on Wednesday evening.


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