After serving his penalty for a dangerous tackle, captain Owen Farrell has been given the all-clear to play in England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland.
Farrell of Saracens received a four-week suspension for his high hit on Jack Clement of Gloucester on January 6.
If he successfully completes the World Rugby coaching intervention program, that will be shortened to three weeks.
He will be available for Saracens’ match against Bristol Bears on January 28, according to the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
On February 4 at Twickenham, England will play its opening match of the Six Nations tournament against Scotland.
Normally, members of the Six Nations team wouldn’t compete for their club the weekend before the event.
The RFU, however, said that it “had written to Saracens confirming Owen Farrell’s availability for the Saracens game against Bristol Bears on January 28.”
“Farrell would be ready for selection for England vs. Scotland on Saturday, February 4, 2023,” it continued, “after a three-week ban and completing the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Program.”