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Andy Farrell


Andy Farrell


30.05.75 | Wigan



Playing Career

RL: Orrell St James, Wigan, Great Britain, England; RU: Saracens, England, World XV

Coaching Career

British & Irish Lions, Ireland, England, Saracens, Munster

Andy Farrell’s playing career brought 34 Great Britain Rugby League caps and eight for England in Rugby Union. He won all of his England caps in 2007, making his debut against Scotland at Twickenham in the RBS 6 Nations. He scored his only Test try on his final appearance against Tonga at Parc des Princes in a Rugby World Cup pool match.

Andy made 370 Wigan RL appearances from 1991-2004, scoring an impressive 3,135 points, comprising 111 tries, 1,336 successful place kicks and 19 drop goals.

He won the Golden Boot as the world’s leading player and twice won the Man of Steel award for the best player in British Super League. His glittering Rugby League career also included five Championship titles and four Challenge Cups before he moved to rugby union with a playing contract at Saracens.

He subsequently became Saracens’ Skills Coach and, in his first season as Head Coach with the club, guided them to their first Premiership title in 2011. He became the England Backs Coach for the 2012 RBS 6 Nations until the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and was Defense Coach on the triumphant Lions Tour of Australia in 2013.

He was appointed as an Assistant Coach with Ireland in early 2016 and filled an interim role as a consultant with Munster before linking up with Ireland ahead of the Summer Tour to South Africa and then the Autumn Series which saw victories over New Zealand and Australia.

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