Wigan Warriors have been routinely linked with the huge signing of rugby union star Owen Farrell, the son of Andy Farrell – a Wigan Legend and a two time Man of Steel Award winner.
Farrell has been open about loving rugby league and many feel now that the Rugby Union World Cup is over he could make the move to his home town club and replace the NRL bound Morgan Smithies.
Now a former Wigan star has called on him to make the move to rugby league. This is former Man of Steel and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings. He took to social media to say he feels Farrell would “dominate” rugby league.
He said: “I wanna see Owen Farrell in rugby league. Done it all in union one of the all time greats, I think he’d dominate in league be huge for the sport.”
Hastings knows all about being linked with a shock transfer having been linked with a move to Salford Red Devils to replace Leeds Rhinos’ newest signing. Hastings shut those rumours down himself and they appear not to be true given they are now reportedly set to sign Cade Cust from Wigan who appear to be the centre of all of this.
Considering, Hastings was out spoken about the move to Super League, what about Farrell? What has he been saying about lately. Well Farrell spoke lately after England secured third place in the World Cup against Argentina.
“I’m proud we found a way to win tonight,’ said Farrell to the Daily Mail, “It was a scrappy old game but I thought on the back of another six-day turnaround and a loss last weekend it was a great effort.
“You have to be able to play rugby a few different ways and we’re developing that. We’re getting better and hopefully this team keeps improving. I know it will. But we’ve had a proper crack at this tournament and I’m proud of the effort the lads have put in.”
So Farrell is clearly still very focused on England and the 15-man code it would seem but you never know.