LIST | Owen Farrell closes in on all-time point scoring record

Owen Farrell’s match-winning kick in the Autumn Nations Cup final saw the England captain join five other legends of the game in reaching four-figures.

He’s the only active player of the sextet, and should move up the list in Tests to come in 2021.

5. Diego Dominguez

The player immediately ahead of Farrell will be something of a surprise to many. The diminutive flyhalf scored 983 points for Italy and 27 for Argentina (1,010 total) before hanging up his boots in 2003.


4. Ronan O’Gara

In fourth place in the list is Ireland’s playmaker on 1,083 points before he retired from the international arena in 2013.


3. Neil Jenkins

On the ‘podium’ in third place is Wales’ reliable goal-kicker who scored 1 049 points for his country and 41 for the British & Irish Lions, for a grand total of 1,090.


2. Jonny Wilkinson

There’s a jump to the second-placed player, England’s No.10 on 1 246 points. In his 97 Tests, Wilkinson amassed 1 179 points for England and 67 for the British & Irish Lions.


1. Dan Carter

Standing head and shoulders above the rest, however, is the All Blacks legend. Carter, who retired after 112 Tests for New Zealand, scored a massive 1 598 points comprising 29 tries, 293 conversions, 281 penalties and 8 drop goals. His average of 14.26 points per Test is also the highest among those in the ‘1,000 point’ club.


LIST | 5 things you definitely didn’t know about Owen Farrell

Here are five things you definitely didn’t know about England captain Owen Farrell, including what his name was at birth!

1. Partner

He married his longtime girlfriend Georgina “Georgie” Farrell (née Lyon) in July 2018. Their son, Tommy Farrell, was born in March 2019. They keep their life largely private.

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