Owen Farrell injuring himself attempting a no-arms tackle sums up England’s day

Owen Farrell injuring himself with his latest reckless tackle pretty much summed up England’s day against Ireland in Dublin.



Owen Farrell facts: 12 things you didn’t know about the England star

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.


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