Owen Farrell Biography
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Owen Andrew O’Loughlin Farrell (born 24 September 1991), known as Owen Farrell, is an English professional rugby union player hailing from Wigan. He plays as a fly-half for the Premiership Rugby club Saracens and captains the England national team. With a rich history in rugby, Farrell has made significant contributions to both his club and country, establishing himself as one of the top point scorers in test history.
|Full Name||Owen Andrew O’Loughlin Farrell|
|Born||September 24, 1991 (age 32)|
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- Born in Wigan, Farrell began playing rugby league at the age of eight for Wigan St Patricks.
- In 2005, following his father Andy’s signing with Saracens, the family relocated to Harpenden in Hertfordshire.
- Around the age of 13 or 14, Farrell was introduced to rugby union.
- He has expressed the initial resistance to leaving Wigan but eventually settled in the south.
- Owen has two younger sisters, Elleshia and Gracie, and a younger brother, Gabriel.
- Specific details about Farrell’s formal education are not provided in the source.
- Made his professional debut for Saracens shortly after turning 17.
- Held the record for the youngest player in English professional rugby union for a brief period.
- Loaned to Bedford Blues during the 2010–11 season.
- Played a crucial role in the 2010–11 Aviva Premiership Final, securing a victory for Saracens over Leicester Tigers.
- Experienced both highs and lows with Saracens, including reaching the Heineken Cup final and facing injuries.
- Achieved the Fans’ Player of the Season for Saracens.
- Played a pivotal role in Saracens’ victories in the European Rugby Champions Cup and the Premiership.
- Became Saracens’ all-time leading points scorer.
- Contributed significantly to Saracens’ victories in European championships.
- Led Saracens to multiple victories, including the European Champions Cup and the Premiership.
- Took a pay deferment to support Saracens financially.
- Faced challenges, including a suspension and coaching responsibilities.
- Was named the permanent club captain of Saracens.
- Overcame injuries to lead Saracens to the Premiership title in 2023.
- Made his international debut for England in the Six Nations Championship.
- Played against South Africa and New Zealand, establishing himself as a key player.
- Continued to represent England in various matches, earning accolades for his performance.
- Despite injuries, Farrell was selected for the England 2015 World Cup and played in various matches.
- Led England in the Six Nations Championship, achieving significant victories.
- Captained England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, leading the team to the finals.
- Continued his leadership role, guiding England to victories in the Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup.
- Marked his 100th Cap for England against The All Blacks.
Awards and Nominations
- One of the highest point scorers in test history.
- Nominated for IRB Player of the Year.
- Named European Player of the Year in 2017.
- Son of Andy Farrell, Ireland’s current head coach and former England rugby player.
- Has two sisters and a brother.
- Has expressed his deep connection to rugby and the challenges and joys it brings.