Re: Owen Farrell
That is correct, he wouldn’t be his dad or cousin, he would be himself. He doesn’t play like his dad or his cousin so expecting him to do so should he come to league would be strange.CheshireWarrior wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:04 pmI can honestly say, George Burgess was one of the overseas signings we've made in a lifetime, where i genuinely believed we signed a 'world class player'. French and Field were unknown especially in SL and I actually thought Andy Powell tried so hard (Huddersfield 2013 playoffs stands out), but was too old and inexperienced to move over to RL. I felt rather sad over Burgess rather than angry or frustrated. I've made my options clear on Owen Farrell, prove me wrong and il crack the champagne open. My opinion is, he's never going to be Andy or Liam and that's different generations!No straw damn us wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:05 amNone of those have/had the same profile/reputation as Owen Farrell, plus he is a local lad who has reached the top in Rugby Union. He may have that desire to play for his home town club, time will tell but I certainly wouldn't rule it out.
I’ve no doubt Owen Farrell could be an asset to Wigan for a couple of years on the field, not just a player there to make up the numbers or for profile.
On the subject of profile however it would be huge.
Signing him in the eyes of the non rugby league media would be the biggest signing that the club ever made.
He is by far the most talked about and most famous rugby player in the country and one of the top 5 most talked about rugby players in the World, a list that probably doesn’t include any league players in the top 30….unless they are linked with a move to Union.