Saracens star Owen Farrell named in new-look England EPS

Farrell one of nine new faces in England elite player squad

RUGBY UNION: OWEN Farrell has been named in interim England coach Stuart Lancaster’s 32-man Elite Player Squad.

The former St George’s School pupil is one of nine new faces in the squad as Lancaster looks to overhaul the squad that failed so miserably in last year’s Rugby World Cup.

Farrell has shot to fame in the last 12 months with his performances for Saracens and was part of the Sarries squad that won the Aviva Premiership title for the first time.

The uncapped 20-year-old can operate at either fly-half or inside centre and will link up with his father Andy, who was recently appointed England’s attack coach.

England begin their RBS Six Nations title defence on Saturday, February 4, when they take on Scotland at Murrayfield.