Owen Farrell decided to step back from England duties to protect his and his family’s mental health after the pressure of international captaincy, including being booed by his own fans, became overbearing.
Newcastle United were denied one of the most famous victories in their European history against Paris St-Germain by a hugely controversial injury-time penalty labelled a “disgrace” and a “robbery” by pundits.
Manchester United have scored nine goals in three Champions League away matches, and not won any of them. That is more than Borussia Dortmund, Lazio, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad and PSV Eindhoven, all of whom have already qualified for the knockout stages, have each scored in five games in the competition this term.
Courtney Lawes has revealed he is prepared to come out of international retirement if asked to play for the British and Irish Lions for the tour of Australia in 2025 – but has ruled out answering an SOS call for England.
Liverpool and their Premier League counterparts West Ham United and Brighton can all clinch spots in the knockout phase of the Europa League this Thursday with a round of group games to spare, while troubled Ajax face elimination from the competition.Beaten Europa League finalists in 2022, Rangers have a chance to qualify this Thursday if they win at home to Aris Limassol of Cyprus in Group C.
Rangers have an impressive record at home in the Europa League, winning seven and drawing one of their
The cross was delivered by Bukayo Saka, and the finishing touch was provided by Kai Havertz, but Arsenal’s winner at Brentford would never have materialised without the work of Martin Odegaard in the build-up.
England captain Owen Farrell has announced he is taking a break from international rugby. "As always, Owen will have the full support of everyone at the club," Saracens said in a statement. England coach, Steve Borthwick, said in a statement that everyone in the England set-up was "fully behind Owen's decision".