Owen Farrell reveals the details of his new rugby friendship with England’s Marcus Smith.
OWEN FARRELL has revealed his shocking new bromance with Marcus Smith, the England wonder boy.
Hardman Farrell has lost his best friend George Ford for the season after ruthless Eddie Jones dropped the fly half.
However, the 30-year-old England skipper has made a new rugby pal in superstar playmaker and smiling assassin Smith, who won the Premiership last season and was then called up to the Lions.
Farrell had this to say about the 22-year-old sensation: “He’s clearly a tremendous talent and a thrilling player.
“We’ve already collaborated, and he’s attended summer camps when he was younger.
“I had previously shared a room with him, and it was nice to get to know him more over the summer.
“He’s a remarkable young man who is not only a gifted player but also a true student of the game.
“That may sound cliched, but he is passionate about improving and better understanding the game, and he enjoys talking about rugby.
“That made it a whole lot easier for me to get along with him!”
Farrell adds, when asked if Smith had any negative habits during their time together, ” “I can’t think of anything – joking. He’s a great roommate and a wonderful young man.” As Smith assumes the fly-half shirt and center stage at Twickenham this autumn, England captain Farrell will be forced to play his 100th Test at inside center.
But there’s no resentment at being pushed out of position again again for the new kid on the block and English rugby’s golden boy.
“His enthusiasm for the game seeps out of him,” Farrell said of the two-time All-Star.
“He enjoys scoring goals and doing well for his team, and he’s clearly having a great time on the field right now.
“He wears his emotions on his sleeve, which is a huge plus, as is his undying love for the game.
“Marcus is not only capable of unlocking a game on his own, but he also has a keen sense of how to get a group to work together.
“You want to make sure he maintains that kind of balance, and he has the mentality to do so, hopefully for a long time.”
As he enters his tenth year of Test rugby, Farrell is more than willing to guide and mold Smith’s career as he progresses through the ranks.
He stated, ” “I’m happy to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. Marcus is a rugby fanatic who enjoys discussing the sport.
“He enjoys talking about the game and attempting to gain a deeper understanding of it. If there’s any way I can assist him with this,… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell