Owen Farrell is relishing his England return against All Blacks

Returning England fly-half, Owen Farrell is looking forward to his first international start since the summer tour against the New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday.

The 21 year old player replaces Toby Flood, who is out with a toe injury and is looking forward to the challenge of the All Blacks saying "what better way to prove yourself than to play against the best team in the world".

Farrell also said it is "very humbling" and "a massive shock" to be shortlisted for the IRB's player of the year award alongside such players as France's Frederic Michalak and New Zealand's Richie McCaw and Dan Carter.

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