Owen Farrell, England captain, to take a break from international rugby and miss next year's Six Nations.
Why it matters
The decision by Owen Farrell to take a break from international rugby is significant as he is one of England's most influential figures and has won 112 caps for his country. It highlights the increasing demands on elite athletes and the importance of prioritizing mental and physical well-being.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that Owen Farrell has chosen to step away from England duty to prioritize his and his family's well-being. The article highlights the support from England Rugby and the club, Saracens. The Times also covers Farrell's decision and mentions his intention to continue playing for as long as possible, potentially leading England into the next World Cup. The article emphasizes Farrell's love for the game and his passion to continue playing.
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