Farrell handed Saxons role

RUGBY UNION: Former dual-code international Andy Farrell has joined the England coaching set-up to assist Saxons boss Stuart Lancaster.

Farrell, who won eight caps for the England rugby union team after making the switch from rugby league in 2005, has been working as the skills and backs coach at Saracens since his retirement.

He teams up with the Saxons for the games against Ireland A and Italy A.