Former England captain Owen Farrell bumped into a soon to be teammate this past week, in a rather unexpected setting. The fly half had a brief meeting with Racing 92 wing Christian Wade at the foyer of a french speaking class.
Farrell made the decision to step away from England duties following the Rugby World Cup, with speculation soon following regarding his future in the Premiership. It was confirmed in January that ‘Faz’ would leave Saracens, in favour of a move to Racing 92 in the Top 14. Ahead of the move, Farrell has been brushing up on his French, with former Wasps wing Christian Wade explaining their brief interaction.
Speaking with BitCoinCasinos Wade said; “I haven’t seen Owen for a while, he’s been at Saracens and before 92 I was at Wasps. But I’ve known him since U16s then through the years. I had a French class last week, he was in the foyer. I said hello and we caught up briefly. He’s been a staple for England for so long now. It was really good to see him and catch up.”
Farrell is set to join his former England teammate Henry Arundell in Paris, and play against the likes of England World Cup players Jack Willis (Toulouse) and David Ribbans (Toulon) in the Top 14 next season. Pivoting his attention to the ongoing 2024 Six Nations, Christian Wade expressed an understandable opinion of Ireland being near-bye unstoppable for the title.
Andy Farrell’s men are two wins from two, and recorded impressive bonus point victories against Italy and France. Ireland top the table after the opening fortnight, with a round 10 points putting them two points to the good of chasing England in second place.
“I watched the France vs Ireland game and it felt like the winner would probably be in contention for winning it. The way Ireland played cemented, for me, that they are on the right track to win it.
“Ireland play harder games at the beginning and they finish off with Scotland, which is probably not going to be their hardest. As you get towards the end, you start picking up injuries and fatigue, so that win by Ireland is probably going to set them up for a Six Nations win, for me.”