TRANSFER NEWS | Owen Farrell makes decision on his long-term future | Ruck

TRANSFER NEWS | Owen Farrell makes decision on his long-term future

Owen Farrell has signed a new long-term contract with Saracens, the club has confirmed this morning.

The 28-year-old has been an integral part of the Men in Black’s success for over a decade since making his debut in 2008.

He graduated from the Academy in the same year alongside Jamie George, George Kruis, Jackson Wray and Will Fraser, and developed into an established England international, captaining his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Farrell collected 17 points in Saracens’ first ever Premiership Final win and has since helped Mark McCall’s side to a further four domestic titles as well as three European Cups.

The British & Irish Lions fly-half is one match away from reaching 200 appearances for Sarries and is pleased to have his future confirmed.

“The club means a lot to me,” Farrell said. “I’ve been here a long, long time now and to be sorted going forward is brilliant.

“Most of the senior players are in a similar position. They’d do anything to put us in the best position possible and that was telling during the tough times this year and I’m sure that will be the case going forward as well.”

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.

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