"Why does he link fingers?" - Fans are only just realising what Owen Farrell's celebration means - Ruck

“Why does he link fingers?” – Fans are only just realising what Owen Farrell’s celebration means

The act of linking fingers in celebration has become inseparable from Owen Farrell, the captain of the England rugby team.

This distinctive gesture, where he curves his two index fingers and interlocks them, forms the symbol ‘JJ’—a representation of Joining Jack. Joining Jack is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable muscle-wasting disorder.

The charity derives its name from Jack Johnson, the son of Andy Johnson, a former professional rugby league player who played alongside Owen’s father at Wigan Warriors from 1994 to 1999.

In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on England Rugby’s Reddit channel, Farrell revealed that Johnson was one of his childhood idols.

Discussing the significance of the gesture in a 2017 interview with the Daily Express, Farrell explained, “It’s called the Joining Jack salute.

“Many rugby league players have embraced it. Andy Johnson has played for several rugby league clubs and has a strong bond with the league community. The symbol has gained tremendous popularity.”

Andy’s son, Jack, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2011, just a few months before his fourth birthday.

In response to this devastating news, the Joining Jack charity was established in 2012 to support Jack and others affected by the condition.

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“Posh t***” – Owen Farrell only hated three or four rugby players

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