Inside rugby player Owen Farrell's family life ahead of fresh start in France - Ruck

Inside rugby player Owen Farrell’s family life ahead of fresh start in France

As the son of Ireland coach Andy Farrell, Owen Farrell has made a name for himself in the rugby world, excelling as the fly-half for England and Saracens.

While carving his own path, the spotlight is also on his personal life and a potential big move to the French capital.

Rumours swirl about Farrell’s imminent move to Racing 92, not just for his career but for his family. Commuting between London and Paris doesn’t appeal to the dedicated family man, hinting at a possible relocation for his wife and children.

But who is the woman supporting Owen Farrell?

Meet Georgie Lyon, Owen’s wife, a woman who prefers to keep a low profile and remains private online, despite being a familiar face at Owen’s matches. Reportedly involved in event planning for charitable organisations, Georgie has been by Owen’s side for several years.

The couple’s love story took a significant step in 2017 when they announced their engagement, followed by a memorable wedding the next year. The ceremony included a heartwarming duet of Oasis’s “Some Might Say” performed by Owen and his father.

Georgie stole the show on their big day, donning a stunning white dress with delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves and an elegant updo showcasing her blonde hair.

Their family expanded with the arrival of their first son, Tommy, in 2019, and the latest addition, Freddie, born in March 2021. Notably, Georgie went into labor with Tommy on the eve of a crucial match for Owen’s club, Saracens.

Currently calling Hertfordshire in England home, the Farrells navigate the highs and lows of rugby life while enjoying the warmth of their growing family. As the possibility of a move to France looms, only time will tell what the future holds for this rugby power couple.


Rugby transfer round-up: Owen Farrell replaced, Sinckler and Tuilagi depart

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Ma’a Nonu re-signs with San Diego Legion

In a sensational move, two-time Rugby World Cup champion Nonu has inked a new contract with San Diego Legion that paves the way for his illustrious career to stride into 2024.

Although it’s been since 2015 that Nonu showcased his skills in the iconic black jersey, the 41-year-old maestro remains resolute in prolonging his playing journey, proving age is just a number for this All Blacks legend.

“The Legend is back for another year,” head coach and director of rugby Danny Lee said in a statement confirming Nonu’s signing.

“We are thrilled to have Ma’a back for the 2024 MLR season after an outstanding 2023. Ma’a had a major influence on our team last season on and off the field and was a major factor in us having a very successful season, playing in the MLR final and us breaking Club and League records along the way. We go again.”

Manu Tuilagi set to leave Sale Sharks, four clubs in the race to sign centre

This week, Midi Olympique reported a surge of interest from several French clubs keen to secure the services of the 112kg powerhouse. Bayonne and Montpellier from the Top 14 have reportedly taken the initiative by reaching out to Tuilagi’s management team. 

Meanwhile, Toulon is actively seeking a marquee signing. However, Perpignan, with its deep-rooted connection to the Tuilagi family, is reported to be the leading contender for the signature of the 2013 British & Irish Lion.


Mason Grady linked with Wales exit

Wales could be set to lose a promising young wing, following recent reports regarding the future of Mason Grady. The Cardiff flyer has been linked with four Premiership clubs, and could be on his way out of Wales when his contract expires this Summer. 

The front-runner for Grady’s signature is rumoured to be Bath, however the likes of Saracens, Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs are also amongst the conversation. Should Grady leave Cardiff in favour of a move to England, he will rule himself out of future Wales test matches, due to the contractural agreements in place with the WRU.


Bordeaux deal for van Rensburg

Former Sale and London Irish star Rohan Janse van Rensburg has secured a move to Bordeaux for the upcoming three seasons, signalling his departure from Bristol Bears at the end of the current season.

The 29-year-old, with one Springbok cap to his name, is currently in his second season with the Sharks in South Africa. Having been a crucial part of Sale’s Premiership Cup-winning team against Quins in 2020, he boasts an impressive record of 74 appearances and 23 tries.

Van Rensburg initially kickstarted his career in South Africa with the Lions before making his mark at Sale.