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Jamie George: In-form Owen Farrell can fire Saracens to Aviva Premiership Rugby final once again

Jamie George has every confidence that Owen Farrell can inspire Saracens to go all the way to another Aviva Premiership Rugby Final this season.

Following the conclusion of the RBS 6 Nations last month, Farrell – equally at home at fly-half or centre – has returned to Allianz Park to help drive Saracens’ latest push for Aviva Premiership Rugby glory.

Both players were selected for the British & Irish Lions squad to travel New Zealand this summer on Wednesday, alongside teammates Maro Itoje, George Kruis and the Vunipola brothers.

And fellow England international George believes that while Farrell is without question ‘one of the best players in the world’, there are actually facets of the 25-year-old’s game that fly under the radar at first glance.

“We’ve definitely improved since players have come back from international duty, and I think that Owen Farrell is probably in the form of his life,” said Saracens hooker George.

“He’s been unbelievable for the last three years and he’s managed to keep taking his game to new levels.

“He scores so many points for us but I think that a lot of people don’t notice the parts of his game that he gets the most respect for at the club.

“He’s probably the best defensive fly-half in the league because he does so much work without the ball – his kick-chase is brilliant and something that he does so well.

“He’s one of the best players in the world at the moment and it’s great to have him in your team.”

Saracens have lifted the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy two times in a row and have already qualified for the semi-finals of this season’s competition.

Reaching a Twickenham final for the third time in as many years is the goal for George and co, but the 26-year-old insists that his team are taking things step-by-step.

“It really has been an ‘every-game-as-it-comes’ mentality for us – I think that’s the way that it has to be,” added the Saracens man.

“Results and performances have been good recently but it’s a bit early for us to talk about winning the title again.

“That’s the kind of thing that you might talk about at the start of the season when you’re setting out your aims but at this point, you have to concentrate properly on every game if you’re going to be successful.”

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