Liam Farrell

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Liam Farrell
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Personal information
Full name Liam Matthew Farrell
Born (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 26)[1]
Wigan, England, UK
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[1]
Weight 14 st 9 lb (93 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010– Wigan Warriors 176 79 0 0 316
2010(loan) Widnes Vikings 6 3 0 0 12
Total 182 82 0 0 328
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–16 England 10 3 0 0 12
As of 1 April 2016
Source: [1]

Liam Farrell (born 2 July 1990) is an English rugby league player. He currently plays for Wigan and England as a second-row or loose forward. His younger brother Connor Farrell also plays for Wigan.[2] He is a distant cousin of former Wigan captain Andy Farrell.[3]

Farrell started the 2010 season on a dual registration loan at Widnes.[4] He made a try scoring home début against Barrow. Wigan Head Coach Michael Maguire gave Farrell his Wigan first team début in the victory over Wakefield Trinity on 5 April, coming off the bench and scoring a try.[5]

He played in the 2010 Super League Grand Final for Wigan coming away with a victory.

Farrell played from the substitutes' bench in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds.

Farrell played in the Rugby League World Cup warm up match v Italy at Salford on 19 October 2013 when England were beaten 15 -14, and should figure for England in the Rugby League World Cup matches in October & November 2013.

Farrell played for England in the 2014 Four Nations. He featured in all of England's tournament games and also scored his first international try for England in the opening game against Samoa.

In October 2015, Farrell was selected in the England team for their test series against New Zealand. Before the series began England played a test match against France. Farrell scored a try in England's rout of their opponents.[6]

In October 2016, Farrell was selected in the 24-man England squad for the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Liam Farrell". englandrl.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Farrell do nicely". Wigan Today. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Andy (26 February 2011). "Wigan's Liam Farrell hopes to live up to the famous against St George Illawarra". TheGuardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wigan trio head to Widnes". Sky Sports. 4 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Warriors on the charge". Sky Sports. 5 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "England demolish France 84-4 in record win". Skysports.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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