it’s been reported that Saracens are in talks to send one or two superstars to the southern hemisphere after next year’s Six Nations.
Despite signing new deals, it’s been reported that one or two of their players could head to Super Rugby as the best preparation for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
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England captain Owen Farrell will remain at Saracens following their relegation from the Premiership after signing a new “long-term” deal.
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I News report that ‘one or two of the illustrious Saracens half-dozen could head south in April and May to train for a month and play up to four matches of Super Rugby.’
It’s thought that the duo could head to New Zealand with Owen Farrell being the one named player.
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The England captain has been an influential figure at the club for over a decade and is one appearance away from 200 in a Sarries jersey.
The other four or five would train or play at home, with the aim of all six being perfectly primed by the time Warren Gatland’s Lions squad gather in June ahead of their opening tour match in South Africa on 3rd July.
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.
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.