Saracens backs coach Andy Farrell has left the club with immediate effect, offering his surprise resignation on Thursday night as he opened the door for a possible return with England. The timescale on Farrell’s return is in doubt given that England are currently on tour in South Africa, with Mike Catt currently filling Farrell’s previous role as backs coach.
It opens the door for England to possibly operate with four coaches instead of three, with Catt covering the attack and Farrell the defence going forward for which he was so highly praised during the Six Nations. Kevin Sorrell has been appointed Saracens back coach following Farrell’s departure. Chairman Nigel Wray has wished Farrell well.
The RFU are yet to release an official statement.