“It would be amazing” to see Owen Farrell in rugby league, says England captain

England captain and Catalans Dragons fullback Sam Tomkins has commented on how brilliant it would be to see Owen Farrell make the transition to rugby league.

Farrell grew up playing rugby league following in the steps of his father, but dad Andy’s switch to union saw Owen follow suit and since then he’s gone on to captain his country and rack up 100 international rugby union caps.

When questioned on the potential for Farrell to make the code switch to league, Tomkins said: “I know he likes rugby league, but I know that he’s ultra successful in rugby union and if I was him I’d be doing exactly what he’s doing.

“He’s enjoying himself, he’s a star of the game, he’s a star all over the world in rugby union.”

As mentioned, Farrell has made 100 appearances for the union national side and captained them at a World Cup, but the switch to league is something that Tomkins still thinks could happen, and it’s something he’d love to see.

He added: “Yeah if he ever did fancy it at the end of his career, it would be amazing to see what he could do because I do genuinely believe he’d be an unbelievable rugby league player.

“His dad was one of, if not the best, his uncle Sean O’Loughlin is one of the very best in the last 15 years so why would he not be” Tomkins anaswered when talking about the possible switch.

Tomkins had been speaking on the podcast of former Scotland Rugby player Jim Hamilton, named “The Big Jim Show”.

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