Farrell won’t rely on nepotism

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell admits he must earn the right to represent his country rather than rely on nepotism after his father Andy was appointed as an interim England coach last week. Owen, who kicked 16 points and was also sent to the sin-bin in his side’s 31-26 Heineken Cup win over Ospreys at Wembley on Saturday, said: “I just focus on the task ahead of me and keep trying to get better every week, and if anything else comes it will be a massive bonus. It’s exciting for me because he’s my dad. It’s a massive achievement for him to be recognised for all the good work he has been putting in. It’s a good thing him taking it and I hope he does well.”