Owen Farrell: 'I won't be overawed by Dan Carter'

England's Owen Farrell scores a try against Australia during their QBE International match on November 2, 2013
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England fly-half Owen Farrell insists that he won't let Dan Carter's reputation overawe him when he plays opposite the New Zealand legend at Twickenham.

England fly-half Owen Farrell has insisted that he will not be intimidated by the achievements of opposite number Dan Carter when they face New Zealand on Saturday.

The Kiwi number 10 is scheduled to win his 100th Test cap at Twickenham, where he will become the fifth All Black to reach a century of international appearances.

Farrell has admitted that he is a huge admirer of Carter, but has stressed that he will not let the 31-year-old's reputation upset his own game when they go kick for kick this weekend.

"Obviously he's a world-class player and one of, if not the best, for a long time. I definitely try to take as much as I can out of what he does," Farrell told reporters.

"There isn't much I don't admire about him. He's not bad at anything. He's world class. The impressive thing is that he's been doing it for a long time - there's been no drop-off.

"I respect him massively because of what he's done and who he is, but there's no point sitting back and being in awe of it. You've got to go out and perform yourself. You've got to get excited about it."

Farrell, 22, is far less experienced than Carter, having only been capped 16 times by England.

England's Owen Farrell scores a try against Australia during their QBE International match on November 2, 2013
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