"Farrell for Lions skipper...he's as good as Wilkinson"

Will Greenwood believes Owen Farrell should be considered to captain the Lions

  • Will Greenwood believes Owen Farrell could lead the Lions this summer
  • The British and Irish Lions will play three Tests against the All Blacks
  • Warren Gatland’s dropped no real hints to who will skipper the side thus far
England legend Will Greenwood says that Owen Farrell is as good as Jonny Wilkinson and could lead the Lions in New Zealand this summer.

“With Rory Best injured and none sure of who will be starting hooker, why are we not talking about Owen Farrell as Lions captain?” asked the England legend on Sky Sports HQ.


“He is European champion, domestic champion, Six Nations champion, 16 straight wins and undroppable for Eddie Jones.

“He can play 10 or 12 – so you can go into a Test match and play Sexton 10 and Farrell 12 or have Farrell at 10 and Henshaw or Dunbar at 12.

“The one person who is playing right now is Farrell. And if he is playing and he is of leadership material and you want to end the debate of having a tour captain and a Test match captain – there is one bloke who is doing both.

“I have so much respect for the young man – he is as good as Wilkinson.”

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