'We can't be too desperate' - Owen Farrell

2018-06-23 09:37
Owen Farrell (Getty)

Cape Town - England captain Owen Farrell has urged his side not to be too desperate as they go in search of a much-needed win at Newlands on Saturday.

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Trailing in the series 2-0 after losses in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, England will be looking to sign off with a victory in Cape Town.

Farrell though is keeping a cool head, telling England Rugby: "We can’t be too desperate. That has probably been, at times, in the past couple of games our downfall.

"As far as the feeling goes around camp it doesn’t feel like we’re in the situation we’re in, it feels like everyone is pulling in the right direction and no one has strayed from that.

"Everybody is working hard, the effort is right up there and we feel like we’re improving in training.

"It’s just about when it comes down to the games, it’s getting the big moments and the next moments right to be able to build on how we’ve been starting."

Farrell lines up alongside a new flyhalf in Danny Cipriani on Saturday and is looking to click as early as possible with his backline partner.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to get it right at the weekend and that’s what matters most," he added.

“They’re different players and I don’t think you can compare the two really, they’re both very good in their own right obviously.

“I’ll try and help him out as much as I can but I’m a bit further away from the action than he is so I might be able to see a bit more and give him some decent information."

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