Owen Farrell says ‘the time feels proper’ to go away boyhood membership Saracens after agreeing to affix French giants Racing 92 this summer season


  • Former England captain Owen Farrell will be a part of Racing 92 on the finish of the season
  • Transferring to French giants will imply 32-year-old will likely be ineligible for Check rugby 

Owen Farrell has stated ‘the time feels proper’ to go away Saracens after he opened up on his choice to depart his boyhood membership and signal for French giants Racing 92.

Former England captain Farrell confirmed at first of the 12 months he was taking a break from worldwide rugby to prioritise his and his household’s psychological wellbeing.

The again’s choice to step away from Check responsibility was then adopted by the equally huge information he could be leaving Saracens for a transfer to the TOP14.

Farrell has signed a two-year cope with the Paris-based Racing who’re coached by Stuart Lancaster – the person who gave him his England debut.

Talking for the primary time about his French change, Farrell stated: ‘It’s robust to be leaving a spot that has been my house since I used to be 14. That is the place I’ve grown up, met a variety of my mates and naturally began my household. It has been a troublesome choice however it’s an thrilling one for our household.

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has opened up on his decision to depart his boyhood club

Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has opened up on his choice to depart his boyhood membership

‘It (shifting overseas) has by no means been one thing now we have considered earlier than, however for the primary time ever we thought it could be good to go and expertise one thing completely different and the time feels proper. Saracens is a really troublesome place to go away. The membership have been implausible with us and it actually counts for one thing after they care about nothing however the particular person.

‘I’ve beloved every part about this place – the folks particularly – and I am going to at all times be grateful to the followers who assist us each weekend.

‘It has by no means been taken without any consideration taking part in for this membership. Going into the again finish of the 12 months we want to make it the most effective we are able to. I am unable to wait to get pleasure from that over the approaching months.’

Farrell has received 112 England caps and featured on three excursions with the British & Irish Lions.

Transferring to Racing will imply he will likely be ineligible for Check rugby underneath the RFU’s controversial international participant ruling. Farrell would nonetheless be out there to journey to Australia with the Lions in 2025.

His father – the present Eire coach Andy – would be the man accountable for that journey.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall stated: ‘Owen joined Saracens at 14 and everybody on the membership is aware of now we have been privileged to work with a once-in-a-generation participant.

Former England captain Farrell will join Racing 92 at the end of the season on a two-year deal

Former England captain Farrell will be a part of Racing 92 on the finish of the season on a two-year deal

‘A fierce competitor on the sector, a loving team-mate and a household man off it, Owen has been the heartbeat of Saracens since his senior debut and central to all of the membership has achieved.

‘We will not look ahead to the subsequent part of this season with Owen and to see him benefit from the alternative that’s forward of him. He’ll at all times be a part of the Saracens household.’

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