England’s Skipper Returns: Owen Farrell Back in Action for England Against Chile.

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Owen Farrell set to lead the team under Steve Borthwick against Chile
Steve Borthwick (Left) and Owen Farrell (Right) (Credits: Planet Rugby)

Several changes shall be brought about in the England Rugby Union camp as Owen Farrell is set to step foot on the field for the upcoming match against Chile on 23rd September 2023. Farrell will feature for the first time following a ban for a dangerous tackle against Wales in one of the warm-up matches.

Steve Borthwick, the England Rugby Union Coach, has hailed Owen Farrell’s patience and the professionalism shown by Farrell in such testing times. Farrell is expected to take the reins at fly-half from George Ford as Borthwick makes an astonishing 12 changes in the lineup.

England’s Head Coach has seized the opportunity to rest some of the big names from the preferred starting lineup. Some notable changes come in full-back Freddie Steward, hooker Jamie George, center Manu Tuilagi and more.

Owen Farrell (Left) is set to return and take the Captain’s armband from Courtney Lawes(Right). (Credits: Planet Rugby)

However, George Ford will not be rested as he finds himself on the bench, increasing the likeliness of three ten position-playing players on the field together. It is anticipated that Farrell and Ford will be seen on the similar playmaking axis that helped the team reach commendable heights before Ford lost his favorite position.

Key Developments and Squad Rotation by Borthwick ahead of Clash against Chile

The excitement doesn’t stop here as Marcus Smith is set to take on a different role as a Full-Back to bring a cutting-edge approach to enhancing the attacking capabilities of the team.

Borthwick showered praises for Farrell, describing him as a role model for the team. ” He has been an incredible leader for this team despite being unable to play in the first two games of the World Cup,” said Borthwick.

Meanwhile, Chile sits 22nd on the Global Rankings for the best teams, thus making it possible for Borthwick to rotate the squad and rest some key players while preparing against bigger opponents in Samoa on October 7, followed by a potential Quarter Final.

Only prop Kyle Sinckler and flanker Lewis Ludlam remain from the pack that overran Japan, with hooker Theo Dan and prop Bevan Rodd present in a raw-looking front row.

The flanker Lewis Ludlam and Prop Kyle Sinckler remain in the playing team that mauled Japan with a scoreline of 20-12. Prop Bevan Rodd and Hooker Theo Dan make way as replacements in the front row.

Talking about the biggest stage of them all, Borthwick stated, ” One of the many great things about the World Cup is that the tournament provides an excellent opportunity to play against teams that we rarely have a chance to see. It is for that reason that we are particularly looking forward to testing ourselves against Chile on Saturday. ”

On the other hand, half-scrum Benjamin Videla starts for his Country for the very first time among the nine changes made to the squad that faced a heavy defeat of 43-10 against Samoa.

Wings Franco Velarde and Cristobal Game will see Francisco Urroz join them in the back three, with Matías Garafulic and Domingo Saavedra retaining their usual positions in the center, as has Rodrigo Fernández as the half-fly alongside Videla.

Captain of the team Martin Sigren, currently playing in England’s tier team Doncaster Knights, shall play on the flanks with Ignacio Silva and number 8  Alfonso Escobar as part of the back row.


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