Sarries pair spar over fly-half spot

ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster faces a fly-half dilemma over Saracens team-mates Owen Farrell and Charlie Hodgson after Leicester's Toby Flood was ruled out of Sunday's Six Nations match in France.

Flood was last night released from the squad for his club's LV= Cup semi-final against Bath on Saturday. That leaves Lancaster mulling whether to reinstate fit-again old hand Hodgson, who played in the wins over Scotland and Italy, or stick with tyro Farrell.