Lancaster likes Farrell at No10

ENGLAND head coach Stuart has indicated he will maintain a midfield combination spearheaded by fly-half Owen Farrell for the Six Nations clash with France next Saturday.

Farrell, 20, impressed in last week’s defeat against Wales at No10 in place of his Saracen’s team-mate Charlie Hodgson, while Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt prospered at centre.

“We’re pleased with the midfield combination that started,” Lancaster said. “There are huge positives to take from their performance.”