ROME – England captain Owen Farrell quickly set his sights on an Autumn Nations Cup triumph just moments after his side won the Six Nations Championship on Saturday.
Farrell led England to a 34-5 win in Rome that took them to the top of the standings in northern hemisphere rugby union’s premier international competition nearly a year to the day since their World Cup final defeat by South Africa in Japan.
France and Ireland both still had a chance to be crowned champions when they faced off in Saturday’s final match of the coronavirus-delayed tournament.
But France’s 35-27 win in Paris meant England won a third Six Nations title in five seasons under Eddie Jones.
“It’s a massive achievement for us as a group to win the Six Nations in the strangest year…