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Farrell eyes Clermont clash

Owen Farrell hopes to be in contention for Saracens' European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne on April 18.

The Saracens and England international fly-half has been sidelined since suffering a knee ligament injury - during a Champions Cup pool stage defeat against Clermont - in January.

He missed the entire RBS 6 Nations campaign as a result, with Bath's George Ford filling the number 10 shirt in accomplished fashion as England finished second behind title winners Ireland.

Asked if he hoped to be back for the semi-final, Farrell told BT Sport: " I'm hoping to be. The knee is feeling good.

"I did everything yesterday - ran, kicked, tackled, got stuck in. I was blowing a bit, but I was alright

"So we will see how I get on in training this week, and we'll make a decision then."

Saracens return to Aviva Premiership action this weekend against play-off rivals Leicester at Allianz Park, before tacking Clermont in Saint Etienne seven days later.

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