ANDY FARRELL and Owen Farrell will be up against each other once again in the Six Nations. Andy’s Ireland and Owen’s England meet today
ANDY FARRELL and Owen Farrell will be up against each other once again in the Six Nations.
Andy’s Ireland and Owen’s England meet today in this year’s competition and Farrell Sr will be hoping for a marked improvement on defeats in the 2020 Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup.
Why is Andy Farrell the Ireland head coach?
After a year as Saracens first team coach, Farrell joined England’s coaching team in 2012.
In 2013, he toured with the British and Irish Lions as defence coach in Australia, earning special praise from Warren Gatland.
Farrell was then sacked by new England coach Eddie Jones in 2015 after the Australian took over following a group stage World Cup exit.
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Interestingly, son Owen would then progress to become England captain under Jones after Dylan Hartley was dropped.
Partly as a result of his successful British and Irish Lions campaign, Andy Farrell was picked up by former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and named defence coach in 2016.
He then helped the Irish to a Six Nations grand slam in 2018.
Following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Schmidt stepped down as Ireland head coach, with Andy Farrell named his successor.