What Owen Farrell said about potential Wigan Warriors move

Wigan Warriors are Super League Champions again in 2023.

After the Grand Final win over Catalans Dragons, Matt Peet was asked about whether or not this would be the start of a St Helens like dynasty.

Peet though reminded the media of the calibre of player the Warriors will be losing at the end of 2023.

These include Warrington Wolves centre Toby King returning to his parent club as a Super League Champion, spine players like Cade Cust, Sam Powell and Logan Astley and NRL bound Kai Pearce-Paul.

The Warriors have drafted in a number of high profile signings such as the arrival of Sam Walters from Leeds Rhinos, former Dream Team hooker Kruise Leeming and Catalans Dragons duo Adam Keighran and Tiaki Chan.

They’re biggest signing is Luke Thompson from the Canterbury Bulldogs but the question is: will his arrival offset the departure of Morgan Smithies to the NRL?

Well some believe Wigan still have a major signing up their sleeves for the 2024 season.

Many are claiming Wigan will sign Owen Farrell after England crashed out of the Rugby Union World Cup at the semi-final stage despite 15 points from the Wigan born fly-half who is the son of Wigan legend and two time Man of Steel Andy Farrell.

Right now, a move still looks like a dream but it does seem like one Farrell would be interested in.

In the past, Farrell spoke to the Daily Mirror about the possibility.

He said: “I always wonder if I could do it, if I’d be any good.”

He then admitted that he loves the game, especially watching Wigan:

“I love the game, I love watching Wigan.

“I’m obsessed with the NRL, I watch as much as I can.

“Until I moved down south, until there was talk of my dad moving to rugby union, I didn’t know what rugby union was. Like, I’d see the England games sometimes and see the World Cup and I’d see some Six Nations, but I weren’t really into it, if I’m honest.

“The love for the game came later on. But my first love was nothing but rugby league.”

Until Farrell calls time on his career, the question will always remain.