Sam Tomkins discusses Owen Farrell rugby league link and says ‘he would be Super League’s best player’

Sam Tomkins has gone on record arguing that Owen Farrell would be the best player in the Super League “every single year”.

In an interview with ‘Big Jim’ of ‘The Big Jim Show’, when asked about the potential of union stars switching to join Super League, Tomkins waxes lyrical about the brilliance of Farrell and how good he would be in the 13-man code.

“He’d have been better than his Dad, been better than his Uncle (Sean O’Loughlin), he’d have been better than anyone in the last ten years.” Tomkins argues.

Farrell grew up playing rugby league but when his dad, Andy, made the move from league to union, Owen followed suit.

He has since gone on to make 100 caps for the England Rugby Union national team, with his 100th coming this past Saturday (19th November) against New Zealand in the backdrop of the Rugby League World Cup Final.

Now aged 31, having achieved everything in the domestic rugby union scene and also having captained the national side, there could be a passion to switch codes and play in the Super League. 

Sam Tomkins believes that if this was the case then Farrell would fit perfectly into the competition and elevate the quality of the league in doing so. 

“I think Owen would be the best player in Super League every single year, he’s that good,” said Tomkins.

“He’s the best rugby league player in the last ten years and he’s never played a game. 

“If you had to design a rugby league player, if you got all the best rugby league brains in the world and you came up with a player it’d be Owen Farrell,” 

“He’s tough, he’s resilient, he’s very smart, he reads the game really well, he can kick, he can pass and if you run into him he’ll smash you. He’s got everything.”

It’s hard to disagree with Tomkins assessment of Farrell in regards to him being the perfect rugby league prototype.

There’s still plenty of time left in Farrell’s career so a code switch could be possible, with Tomkins adding fuel to the fire by emphasising that the union star “likes rugby league”.

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