Oct 20, 2014
Farrell 'hounored' to reach Century Milestone
Owen Farrell is the latest inductee to the Saracens 100 club, after the 23-year-old fly-half came off the bench in the club’s 30-23 win against ASM ASM Clermont Auvergne at the weekend.
Speaking about reaching 100 caps, Farrell said: “I guess it has come around pretty quickly. Seeing Jamie George get to 100 caps the other week was brilliant, and when I look back at my first game for the club, it does seem like ages ago - so to play 100 games for a brilliant club like this is a massive honour.
“I’d like to get as many caps I can for this club. It’s a brilliant place, with brilliant people, and we’re constantly getting better. I can’t see anyone wanting do anything away from here and I just hope I can keep putting in the performances at Saracens to show that I could go on to make however many caps that I do.”
Farrell is the second member of the 2008 Saracens Academy graduates to have been instated into the 100 club after Jamie George made his 100th appearance against Sale Sharks at Allianz Park earlier the season. Farrell, alongside George, and other teammates such as Will Fraser, George Kruis and Jackson Wray have become key members of the Saracens squad since coming through the ranks, and the England No.10 has enjoyed progressing alongside his Academy contemporaries.
“It’s great to be playing alongside them,” said Farrell. “You come through with all these lads, and you’ve worked hard together and put a lot into to get where we are now. So you know the hard work each of you has made along the way. I don’t think you need to ask any of us what it means to play for this club…as it means the world to us.”