"Rumours persist" - Owen Farrell once again linked with sensational swap to rugby league - Ruck

“Rumours persist” – Owen Farrell once again 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 sshould 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.”

Owen Farrell facts:

The Saracens star went to school with England teammate George Ford

His education began in rugby league – he joined Wigan St Patricks at the age of eight

He became the youngest ever player to appear in English professional rugby, making his debut aged 17 and 11 days. This record was later beaten by schoolmate Ford


It’s well known that Owen is the son of Ireland head coach Andy Farrell. However, it’s less commonly know that his uncle Sean O’Loughlin is also a rugby league legend, winning 34 caps for Great Britain between 1993 and 2009

He was not at first registered as a Farrell, but took mum Colleen’s family name of O’Loughlin. The couple married in 1995, changing Owen’s surname to Farrell the following year.

“Posh ***t” – Four rugby stars Owen Farrell can’t stand

Owen Farrell, the fly-half for England, is known for fearlessly expressing his opinions, especially when it comes to someone he holds negative sentiments towards.

#1. Dave Attwood

Former England lock Attwood has opened up on the latest RugbyPass Offload about his ongoing rivalry with Owen Farrell.

He revealed: “On the pitch, I struggle a lot with Owen Farrell. We just don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things,

“He hates me with a passion. Despite my earthy roots, he thinks I am a posh c***. He hates that. I bagged rugby league once jovially. I was saying it to take the piss kind of thing, ‘a bloody sport for the peasants’. He f**kin’ hated it.”

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Dave Attwood facts:

He made 157 appearances in Blue, Black and White over an eight-year period during his first spell at Bath before returning in 2022

His debut came against Newcastle Falcons at the beginning of the 2011/12 season after arriving from Gloucester, scoring four tries in his first campaign

The lock quickly established himself as a key player in the Bath pack and excelled at international level too, with 22 of his 24 England caps coming whilst at the Re

The former England international has also played for Bristol (twice), Gloucester and Toulon during his established career