Owen Farrell: England captain needs to be clear to start out Six Nations, says Ugo Monye

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell and referee Karl Dickson
Referee Karl Dickson didn't act on the incident involving Owen Farrell in opposition to Gloucester, and the Saracens man kicked a match-winning drop-goal within the last minute

Former Harlequins wing Ugo Monye says he could be “staggered” if England captain Owen Farrell is banned for the beginning of the Six Nations subsequent month.

England start their marketing campaign at house in opposition to Scotland on 4 February and face Italy at Twickenham eight days later.

“I reckon it's going to be a 4 week ban which is halved,” ex-England wing Monye mentioned on Rugby Union Weekly.

“I might be staggered if Owen Farrell is unavailable for the primary sport of the Six Nations.

“I am not saying that is proper, I am simply saying that is what I believe will occur.”

Farrell, who has received 101 caps for England, was cited for a sort out on Gloucester participant Jack Clement on Friday which made contact together with his opponent's head.

A top-end offence carries a a 10-week start line however ought to the incident be seen as a mid-range offence a place to begin for a ban could be six weeks, with the potential of it being diminished with mitigation.

Farrell admitted a top-end offence in September 2020 when he was banned for five weeks after a harmful sort out on Charlie Atkinson in a sport in opposition to Wasps.

“Sure he is acquired earlier, however that was two years in the past and I reckon he is most likely made 150 tackles since then,” added former Harlequins participant Monye, who received 14 caps for England between 2008 and 2012.

“He is acquired this one flawed. I believe it is a mid-range incident.

“There's clear direct contact with the top for my part. If I used to be on commentary I might say that was a red-card offence.”

In the meantime Harlequins and England scrum-half Danny Care believes Farrell's sort out “would not deserve an enormous ban” regardless of being “too excessive”.

“I am fairly certain he'll go in with a responsible plea as a result of he is aware of most likely that he acquired away with one,” Care mentioned.

An impartial disciplinary panel, chaired by Philip Evans and in addition comprising Becky Essex and Mitch Learn, will hear Farrell's case at 18:30 GMT on Tuesday.

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