“He’s a game winner" - Jonny Wilkinson ranks Lions fly-half options with Farrell third choice | Ruck

“He’s a game winner” – Jonny Wilkinson ranks Lions fly-half options with Farrell third choice

Jonny Wilkinson has given his expert view on the main contenders to start at 10 for the Lions against South Africa.

The legendary fly-half talked through the ’embarrassment of riches’ on offer to Warren Gatland heading into the three-test tour of South Africa.

#3. Owen Farrell (England)

  • Age: 29
  • Caps: 97

Rugby isn’t a popularity contest and, a bit like Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, if he doesn’t play for you, you’re not a fan, but if he does then you cannot imagine him ever being left out. 

Wilkinson said: “He was great back in 2017. The Lions team really turned up against the World Cup champions and give as good as they got. He’ll be in and around the XV again.”

DID YOU KNOW? His father is Andy Farrell, who played both rugby league and rugby union for England and is the current head coach of Ireland

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