Farrell has thumb surgery but should be fit to face Ireland

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - European Rugby Champions Cup - Cardiff Blues v Saracens - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Britain - December 15, 2018 Saracens' Owen Farrell kicks a penalty Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

LONDON (Reuters) – England captain Owen Farrell has had surgery on an injured thumb just two weeks before their Six Nations opener with champions Ireland in Dublin but is still expected to be fit to play. Farrell was withdrawn from Saracens’ home European Champions Cup match against Glasgow on Saturday to have a minor procedure […]

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