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Fans can’t believe what Owen Farrell did against Exeter Chiefs

Saracens winger Alex Lewington with a brilliant finish but what about that pass from fly-half Owen Farrell against Exeter Chiefs.

The men in black took their lead at the top of the Premiership back to 10 points with a dominant 35-3 win over rivals Exeter.

One fan commented: “Absolute classic from Owen Faz, excellent pass … what an excellent game .., happy new year Sarries,”

Another said: “Owen Farrell, woof. Wonder if he’d be a good fly-half for England…”

A third wrote: “Owen Farrell is rugby’s version of Roy Keane,”


“Trying to lead a team in those conditions is tough. It is where you see the ultimate game managers and leaders and Owen is still at the very forefront of that,” Saracens head coach Joe Shaw said.

“When you look at the whole of this season and you see some of the performances we have put in and the tries we have scored, the person who has been at the centre of that is Owen, showing off his skillset.

“His kicks into space put Exeter under pressure and he backed it up with how physical he was in defence. I thought he was superb.

“If you know anything about rugby you realise what an unbelievable and special talent we have had for this generation.

“He has just turned 31, he has got 100 caps for England, been on three Lions tours, won everything domestically and captained his country. He is absolutely fantastic.”

Saracens: Goode, Malins, Daly, Tompkins, Maitland, Farrell, van Zyl, M Vunipola, George, Riccioni, Itoje, Isiekwe, Christie, Wray, B Vunipola

Replacements: Pifeleti, Mawi, Bello, Tizard, Earl, Davies, Lozowski, Lewington

Exeter Chiefs: Hodge, Nowell, Slade, Kata, Woodburn, Simmonds, Maunder, Sio, Yeandle, Williams, van Heerden, Gray, Grondona, Tshiunza, Fisilau

Replacements: Frost, Iosefa-Scott, Schickerling, Dunne, Pearson, Cairns, Hendrickson, O’Loughlin

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.


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.