The opening shots of the video footage from Pretoria show Owen Farrell, a beaming grin across his face and ball in hand (see below). One suspects the social media post by his club Saracens, with the message “settling right in” on Tuesday was not by chance. Earlier in the day his club had also posted a message with a photo of their captain looking down at the Saracens crest on his jersey.
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Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper, meanwhile, heads into the weekend under pressure.