“Hometown club” – Owen Farrell discusses possible return Wigan Warriors

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There is constant discussion about whether Owen Farrell would ever consider transitioning to rugby league.

The intriguing prospect of Farrell, son of rugby league legend Andy Farrell, making a transition back to his roots at Wigan Warriors has always tantalised fans.

In a candid interview with the Daily Mirror, the English rugby union luminary, who is poised to lead the England squad in the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup, admitted to harboring thoughts about testing his mettle in the Super League.

Reflecting on these musings, Farrell pondered, “I’ve always wondered if I could do it, if I’d excel.”

His affinity for the sport runs deep, especially when it comes to Wigan, a team close to his heart. He conveyed his genuine passion for the game, saying, “I have a great passion for the game, and I thoroughly enjoy watching Wigan.”

However, recent developments suggest that the prospect of a high-profile cross-code transfer involving Farrell and Wigan Warriors may be more hopeful speculation than a concrete reality. According to The Rugby Paper, Wigan Warriors have made a deliberate move to distance themselves from such speculation.

This decision by the club aligns with the expectations of their fervent supporters, who have long anticipated this move. As reported by The Rugby Paper, the club has actively taken steps to create separation from the rumored big-money cross-code transfer that would see England captain Owen Farrell return to his hometown club.

The rumors were initially stoked by former Wigan Warriors player Martin Gleeson, who discussed the possibility of a code switch with Farrell during his time as part of Eddie Jones’s coaching staff. Nevertheless, it appears that the reality of such a transfer remains uncertain, leaving fans and pundits alike in anticipation of what the future may hold for Owen Farrell.

“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.”

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

#2. Ryan Wilson

The Scotland back-rower was the instigator in some tunnel argy-bargy when the players returned to the changing rooms after the warm-up back in 2018 with Farrell at the centre.

Footage of the incident shows all hell breaking loose when Farrell barged his way past a number of Scotland players to confront Wilson, who had been attempting to get inside the head of George Ford.

Wilson later revealed he was banned from Twickenham following the incident.

“I remember that game, I was actually injured and after tunnel-gate, after everything that happened in the tunnel against England, I’d lined up a corporate gig at Twickenham,” he recalled to Rugby Pass in November.

“Had it all lined up, a little bit of cash, all excited, only to get a message back saying the RFU have banned you from Twickenham Stadium after everything that happened the year before.

#3. James Haskell

The pair have what we can only describe as a love-hate relationship. As legendary as the ‘best mates’ videos were during the 2016 tour of Australia, Farrell certainly didn’t seem to be enjoying it.

#4. Faf de Klerk

Farrell and De Klerk ended up at arm’s length from each other in 2018 during their summer tour just before the 20-minute mark and the rest of the two sides quickly joined in.

The pair have since clashes on multiple occasions, including during the World Cup final a year later. Klerk is clearly someone who gets under the England skippers skin and their appears to be little love lost between the pair.

Speaking about the pair, Tom Curry said they are ‘very different characters’.

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