Liam Farrell

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Liam Farrell
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Personal information
Full nameLiam Farrell
Born (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 30) [1]
Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [1]
Weight15 st 2 lb (96 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2010– Wigan Warriors 27511000440
2010(loan)Widnes Vikings 630012
Total28111300452
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2011–12 England Knights 20000
2013–16 England 1030012
As of 30 April 2021
Source: [2] [3] [4]

Liam Farrell (born 2 July 1990) is an English rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row or loose forward for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, and has played for the England Knights and England at international level. [2] [3]

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He has spent time on loan from Wigan at the Widnes Vikings in the Championship.

Background

Farrell was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. His younger brother Connor Farrell played for Wigan. [5] He is a distant cousin of former Wigan captain Andy Farrell. [6]

Career

Farrell started the 2010 season on a dual registration loan at Widnes. [7] 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. [8]

He played in the 2010 Super League Grand Final victory over St. Helens at Old Trafford. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22]

Farrell played from the substitutes' bench in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37]

He played in the 2013 Challenge Cup Final victory over Hull F.C. at Wembley Stadium. [38] [39] [40]

He played in the 2013 Super League Grand Final victory over the Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford. [41] [42] [43] [44] [45]

He played in the 2014 Super League Grand Final defeat by St. Helens at Old Trafford. [46] [47] [48]

He played in the 2015 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford. [49]

He played in the 2016 Super League Grand Final victory over the Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford. [50]

He played in the 2017 Challenge Cup Final defeat by Hull F.C. at Wembley Stadium. [51]

He played in the 2018 Super League Grand Final victory over the Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford. [52]

Farrell played in the 2020 Super League Grand Final which Wigan lost 8-4 against St Helens. [53]

International career

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 figured for England in the Rugby League World Cup matches in October & November 2013. [4]

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. [54]

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

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