RUMOUR: Owen Farrell linked with sensational swap to rugby league - Ruck

RUMOUR: Owen Farrell linked with sensational swap to rugby league

A rumour linking England and Saracens fly-half with a more to rugby league side Wigan Warriors has been jumpstarted once again.

One nosey supporter looking at Companies House noticed and tweeted: “Interesting how Owen Farrell has just changed his business account correspondence to a Wigan address and also recently set up ‘Ancient and Loyal limited’ and ‘A&L Ventures ltd’

Ancient and Loyal is the motto for the town of Wigan, which is where the 31-year-old began his rugby education 20 years ago.

Farrell is thought to be under contract at Saracens until at least 2024, making any return to the North West not imminent.

A user responded: “Wow, this might just possibly happen.”

Another wrote; “That time of the off-season already for the “Owen Farrell to Wigan” rumours?”

“I think he’d be a fantastic player for Wigan, and can’t see why anyone thinks otherwise. Yes he’s not played professionally but he knows the game and will transition easily enough,” commented a third.

A fourth commented: “This is the type of thing rugby league should do think of the profile he brings – would bring a load of neutral eyes just to see how he gets on,”

Back to switch codes:

“I know that he [Farrell] likes rugby league but I know that he is ultra successful in rugby union and if I was him I would be doing exactly what he is doing,” said England fullback Sam Tomkins, who was talking on The Big Jim Show

“He is enjoying himself, he is a star in the game and a star over the world in rugby union. If he ever did fancy it at the end of his career it would be amazing to see what he could do because I do genuinely believe he would be an unbelievable rugby league player.”

Telegraph Top 30 male players in the UK:

30 Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Ireland)

29 Jac Morgan (Ospreys/Wales)

28 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol/England)

27 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

26 Henry Slade (Exeter/England)

Try Celebrations for Henry Slade of England as he goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations International Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham, London on 26 November 2022 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

25 Tommy Reffell (Leicester/Wales)

24 Theo McFarland (Saracens/Samoa)

23 Jasper Wiese (Leicester/South Africa)

22 Henry Arundell (London Irish/England)

21 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh/Scotland)

Final whistle celebrations for Scott Steele of Scotland and Hamish Watson of Scotland during the Six Nations Championship, 127th Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on January 6 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK