England captain Owen Farrell defers six-figures of salary to help Saracens survive

England captain Owen Farrell has deferred nearly £300,000 of his wages to help save struggling Saracens.

This comes after the club furloughed the majority of their players and staff.

Fellow England stars such as Maro Itoje and the Vunipola brothers are set to be similarly affected as the disgraced Premiership champions fight to stay afloat.

The club have asked all players earning more than £75,000 to defer wages until the start of next season – currently scheduled for September – and for Farrell that means a deferral of around 90% of his wages for five months

Any deferred wages should be re-paid over an 18-month period when the season resumes.


Owen Farrell facts: 10 things you didn’t know about the England star

Being one of the most popular players on the globe is likely to generate an incredible fan-base globally, but we are fairly confident that there are some aspects of Owen Farrell’s life and career you are not familiar with.

Owen Farrell facts:

1. He started off in Rugby League

His education began in rugby league – he joined Wigan St Patricks at the age of eight.

2. School days

It’s well known that the Saracens star went to school with England teammate George Ford, however, it’s less well known that he went onto study Business at Hertfordshire University.

3. Celebration

Farrell celebrates every point he scores by linking his index fingers together to make a ‘JJ’ sign, the Joining Jack salute, Joining Jack being a charity dedicated to the needs of sufferers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.[ Farrell is also a patron for Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK.

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