Saracens - Returnee Farrell delighted with Toulon 'scalp'

Oct 16, 2016

Returnee Farrell delighted with Toulon 'scalp'

Owen Farrell returned to the Saracens line-up in some style as the England international was named Man of the Match in his side’s 31-23 win over Toulon.

Farrell, who kicked 16 points in the game, was making his first appearance of the season after recovering from a back and hip problem that has sidelined the 25-year old for the Sarries first six Aviva Premiership games.

The Saracens fly-half was keen to praise a team effort after the game, despite his impressive return to action =.

"It was a great effort to come to a place like this and get a result is a massive scalp," he said.

"But there are still things to work on, our discipline was not great in the second half and I am sure we will look at that.  I was a bit stiff coming towards the end of the game. I was ready for that, I was itching to be back out there."

“It's remarkable, to play the way he played," said Saracens director of rugby McCall. "There was a passage in the second half that lasted for ever, we cleared and Owen was one of two people that made the tackle on [Mathieu] Basteraud and it was incredible he had the stamina and fight to do that.”

Watch Saracens in the European Champions Cup on Saturday as they face Welsh region Scarlets, at Allianz Park, kick-off 17h30. Tickets available here.

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