Farrell Decides Against England Role

Andy FarrellAndy Farrell has opted against continuing to work with new England coach Stuart Lancaster and will instead concentrate solely on his coaching job at Saracens.

The former rugby league star was employed by England during the Six Nations as the former Saxons coach filled the void left by the departure of Martin Johnson on a temporary basis.

Farrell excelled in the role and the RFU were keen to keep him on board as part of their new coaching set-up, with online gambling markets suggesting he would accept the role.

However, the 36-year-old insists he wants to just focus on the job in hand he has at Saracens, where he believes he can help them build on recent impressive results and scores to achieve plenty more success.

"It has been a special privilege for me to be involved in the Saracens coaching staff for the past two-and-half seasons," he told the club's official website.

"We have made decent progress during this period but, in truth, as a club, we have barely scratched the surface of our potential."

"The job isn't anywhere near half done, and I have decided I want to help finish the job."

The RFU will continue to search for the right man to join Lancaster's coaching set-up with New Zealander Wayne Smith tipped to take up a position.

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