Owen Farrell announces shock cross-code loan move ahead of Rugby League World Cup

England and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has confirmed a sensational cross-code switch to Wigan Warriors on loan ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The 28-year-old, whose Dad played for Wigan between 1991 and 2004, revealed he’s excited to get started as soon as possible.

APRIL FOOLS – Faz would never do that.

Owen Farrell facts: 10 things you didn’t know about the England star

Being one of the most popular players on the globe is likely to generate an incredible fan-base globally, but we are fairly confident that there are some aspects of Owen Farrell’s life and career you are not familiar with.

Owen Farrell facts:

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.