This is why we love Owen Farrell.
Here’s a throwback to the England vice-captain giving Saracens U18s a pre-match team talk ahead of their Academy final in 2015
And the youngsters were were inspired with Nick Ramsey’s last-gasp try handing Saracens the Under-18s crown as they edged out defending champions Northampton Saints 23-19 in an exhilarating final.
In this video, you can see exactly why he is held in such high esteem by the England team.
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.
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.