Apr 21, 2015
Farrell Signs - 5 Memorable Moments
With the news that Owen Farrell has committed his future to Saracens, we take a look back at some of the talented fly-half’s memorable moments in a Sarries shirt:
For a man so young (23) Farrell has already achieved a significant amount in the game. He has represented England on no less than 29 occasions and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013, winning three caps. The Wigan born fly-half has already got a Premiership winners medal to his name and was nominated for the IRB World Player of the Year in 2012, alongside such illustrious company as Richie McCaw and Dan Carter.
History Boy Owen Farrell
A 17 year old Owen Farrell made his debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Scarlets in October 2008 to become the youngest player to appear in professional English rugby at the time. The Saracens fly-half more than held his own in the 17 minutes he was on the field. His father Andy Farrell, who was also playing for Saracens at the time, watched from the stands and remarked after the game: “Yep, did well, didn't he?”
Teenage Farrell steers Saracens to victory
A mature tactical kicking display from a teenage Owen Farrell steered Saracens to an impressive victory away at Bath in November 2010. A remarkable performance saw the Saracens stand-off convert two tries and slot a penalty in what Mark McCall thought was the most impressive win under the new Brenden Venter coaching regime. It was Farrell’s first Premiership start and he took no time at all to adapt to the new environment.
Ice cool Farrell delivers in Premiership Final
There aren’t many 19 year olds (if possibly any previously) that have been entrusted with winning a Premiership Final, but Owen Farrell is one of them. Farrell took to the field at Twickenham knowing that his temperament, game management and kicking accuracy would be under the most intense of pressures. But the Saracens stand-off rose to the occasion knocking over five penalties and a touchline conversion to deliver Saracens first Premiership title.
Farrell ignites Racing metro comeback
Saracens staged one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the Heineken Cup in 2013 to secure a famous victory over Racing Métro and all but guarantee their place in the quarter-finals. Owen Farrell produced an immaculate kicking display to land a tournament record of 10 penalties in a 32-point personal haul after Saracens had twice trailed by 13 points in a fractious first half. A superb tackle by Farrell on Descons six minutes from time forced the decisive penalty that all but sealed the fantastic victory.
Farrell scores in Clermont rout
In one of the most incredible victories in Saracens history, Owen Farrell scored the third try of the Heineken Cup semi-final against Clermont last year: nudging an Ashton pass with his knee and winning the foot race to touch down at Twickenham at send the Sarries fans into raptures. Farrell's score all but ended Les Jaunards hopes of a comeback and helped Saracens to achieve a record European semi-final victory and propel the club into European rugby's show piece final.