There is constant discussion about whether Owen Farrell would ever consider transitioning to rugby league.
According to the Mail Online, Smith has a year remaining on his contract at Harlequins but Racing are exploring the option of a buy-out to land him next season.
As the son of Wigan Warriors legend Andy Farrell, the English rugby union star has always been seen as one that got away.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Farrell. who is set to captain England during the 2023 Rugby World Cup, confessed that he has often pondered whether he could thrive at the highest level in the Super League.
He stated, “I’ve always wondered if I could do it, if I’d excel.”
Additionally, he expressed his genuine affection for the sport, particularly when it comes to watching Wigan:
“I have a great passion for the game, and I thoroughly enjoy watching Wigan.”
In response to these remarks, The Rugby Paper reported that Wigan Warriors have deliberately distanced themselves from the speculated, or perhaps hoped, possibility of signing Farrell through a high-value cross-code transfer.
This move by Wigan has been long-awaited by fans, and it comes as no surprise that they have made this decision.
According to the paper, “Wigan Warriors have taken steps to create distance between themselves and the rumored big-money cross-code move to bring England captain Owen Farrell back to his hometown club.
“Former Wigan Warriors player Martin Gleeson recently stirred up speculation when he discussed a potential switch between codes with Farrell during his time as part of Eddie Jones’s coaching staff.”
“Posh ***t” – Four rugby stars Owen Farrell can’t stand
#1. Dave Attwood
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