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Farrell and son ready for Sarries' final

Aviva Premiership final

Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 28 May Kick-off: 1500 BST
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Leicester, London 94.9 and Three Counties Radio; live text and updates on BBC Sport website and mobiles; live on ESPN.


Andy and Owen Farrell

Saracens hope it is a family affair to remember when they take on Leicester in Saturday's Premiership final.

Coach Andy Farrell and his son Owen, their emerging young fly-half, will be hoping to gain revenge in a repeat of last season's showpiece event.

"It was epic last year," Farrell Snr told BBC London 94.9, recalling Leicester's late 33-27 win.

"It was probably the best final seen at Twickenham. It's great to have another chance," added the Sarries coach.

Now, as Sarries bid to stop the defending champions claiming a fourth Premiership title in five years, many of the pre-match headlines will revolve around former rugby league legend Farrell and his son, the current number 10 at Vicarage Road.

And Farrell Jnr, 19, who has strung together a number of fine displays to cement his place at stand-off, also hopes he can help Sarries make amends for last year's disappointment.

"We're all close and tight as a group," he said. "Training has been very good this week.

"And we'll be focused on the job for the full 80 minutes.

"I feel massively privileged to have been given my chance. I think I've took it and have learnt a massive amount from the players around me and the experiences I've had."

Farrell Jnr also makes it clear that he sees it only as a benefit having his dad as coach.

"At home you get to talk about things," he said. "And I learn a lot from him off the field as he has a vast amount of knowledge and it's good to tap into.

"It's good to have him here. But I've not known any different, as he's always been the coach.

"Even when he wasn't playing he was always telling me what to do.

As far as balancing the needs of being not just coach but father too, Farrell Snr is also very philosophical about the dual role.

"I'm a coach when I'm at work," he said. "I get there for 8 and get home at 5 or 6, and then I'm a father again.

"It's relatively simple. I just go and coach him like the rest of the guys.

"But, as parents, we're very proud. For him to be associated with this club is brilliant for everyone concerned with the family."



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