5 Things to Know About Lions call-up Owen Farrell, including his original name - Ruck

5 Things to Know About Lions call-up Owen Farrell, including his original name

England international Owen Farrell has been selected for the British and Irish Lions squad to take on South Africa.

Here are five things you should know about the 29-year-old England and Saracens fly-half.

1. Almost joining Manchester United

In 2005, the 13-year-old Farrell had a trial at Old Trafford, and did enough to convince the club’s academy executives that the then goalkeeper deserved an extended spell with the club. Years later, they dressed him up as a goalkeeper on his stag fo.

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