CHARLIE Atkinson is recovering well after he was knocked unconscious by a high tackle from England captain Owen Farrell.

The Wasps fly-half, who left Abingdon School earlier this year, suffered concussion following the illegal hit in the second half of the Premiership match against Saracens.

Farrell was sent off for the tackle and has since received a five-match ban.

The 18-year-old is a former minis and juniors player at Oxford and the club confirmed he was ‘recovering well’, but he will be out of rugby for at least a fortnight due to concussion protocols for players of his age.

Atkinson made his Wasps debut in the 20-11 defeat to Sale Sharks on August 25, coming on as a late substitute.

The clash with Saracens, which the Coventry-based side won 28-18, was just his second appearance for the club.

Meanwhile, Barbeary enjoyed a dream full Wasps debut as he scored a stunning hat-trick in the 54-7 thrashing of Leicester Tigers.

The former Banbury Bulls forward, 19, excelled on his first Premiership start to announce himself in style.

It came after he scored a try on debut on August 21, in the 32-17 victory over Worcester Warriors.

Barbeary, who went to Bloxham School, is normally a hooker, but played as a flanker against Leicester to gain experience.

It worked to devastating effect, with the youngster admitting the display – which saw him awarded man of the match – was a ‘dream come true’.

“I’ve grown up watching Wasps, so to make my Premiership debut in the Ricoh and for it to go so well, I’m just chuffed,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

“Now I’m just trying to get used to it and consistently perform at this level – that’s my biggest struggle.”

Banbury tweeted: “Full Premiership debut and he’s only gone and scored a hat-trick. We couldn’t be prouder.”