sport news England captain Owen Farrell insists his 'hothead' days are behind him

'I can't remember that person': England captain Owen Farrell insists his 'hothead' days are behind him England begin their bid for Six Nations glory with a trip to Ireland on Saturday Ex-Ireland player Peter Stringer advised his former side to wind up Owen Farrell But England captain Farrell has claimed that his 'hothead' days are behind him

By Chris Foy For Mailonline

Published: 22:32 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 09:39 GMT, 2 February 2019

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England captain Owen Farrell has declared that his 'hothead' days are behind him, after Ireland were urged to target the playmaker in Saturday's Guinness Six Nations opener in Dublin.

Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer, who had a brief spell playing with Farrell at Saracens in 2011, suggested earlier this week that the Red Rose No 10 may be susceptible to wind-up tactics from the hosts at the Aviva Stadium.

He claimed that the Irish players could 'get under his skin' and 'rattle him', but Farrell has dismissed the comments about his temperament as old news.

Owen Farrell's England begin their bid for Six Nations glory with a trip to Ireland on Saturday

Owen Farrell's England begin their bid for Six Nations glory with a trip to Ireland on Saturday

Captain Farrell looked relaxed as he and his England team-mates trained in Dublin on Friday

Captain Farrell looked relaxed as he and his England

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