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England head coach Steve Borthwick accelerates back-up plans for a World Cup half-back, with Ben Youngs the front-runner to wear No 9, as captain Owen Farrell waits to hear his fate

Owen Farrell should discover his World Cup fate late on Tuesday, by which time England head coach Steve Borthwick will have accelerated his contingency plans for an emergency half-back revamp. The RFU confirmed on Monday that, as first revealed by Mail Sport, Leicester scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet has been ruled out …

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