45 Facts About Andy Farrell

1. Andy Farrell retired second on the list of England national rugby league team's all-time top goal scorers, with 78 points.

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2. Andy Farrell was inducted into the Order of the British Empire for services to the game in the New Year's list of 2004.

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3. In 2001 Andy Farrell set the Wigan club's record for most points in a season with 429.

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4. Andy Farrell won 5 Championships and 4 Challenge Cups with Wigan, picking up the 1998 Super League and 2002 Challenge Cup as captain.

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5. Andy Farrell toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013 acting as defence coach, having proved himself with England.

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6. Andy Farrell went on to become the youngest player to win a Challenge Cup Final in 1993 when at 17 years and 11 months he came on as a substitute against Widnes.

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7. Andy Farrell was selected as part of the British and Irish Lions squad for the 2013 tour to Australia.

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8. Andy Farrell scored a try against Italy on 4th February 2018 and set one up for first-five George Ford.

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9. Andy Farrell had a huge workload in the 2018 Six Nations Championship and played in every minute of the competition.

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10. Andy Farrell played all 80 minutes every test in the 2017 Six Nations Championship and helped England retaining the Six Nations title despite missing out the Grand Slam after losing the final game to Ireland.

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11. Andy Farrell finished the tournament as the leading scorer with 69 points, bringing his personal tally for England to 412 and making him the second-highest points scorer in the history of the England national team, with only Jonny Wilkinson having scored more.

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12. Andy Farrell went on to start at inside centre in all five of England's games during the Six Nations tournament, winning his first major international trophy as part of England's Grand Slam-winning side.

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13. Andy Farrell was subbed off for Jonathan Joseph in the 59th minute after missing two of his six kicks.

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14. Andy Farrell was picked by Lancaster as one of two fly-halves in the 31-man World Cup squad.

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15. Andy Farrell was ruled out of the entire 2015 Six Nations competition with a serious knee injury.

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16. Andy Farrell started in the Calcutta Cup match against Scotland, only missing one kick in a near-faultless display.

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17. Andy Farrell kicked well in the Ireland game, only missing one conversion.

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18. Andy Farrell held the position until the final turn where Qadri made a big move.

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19. Andy Farrell will succeed Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach after next year's World Cup, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.

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20. Andy Farrell will become the new Ireland head coach after next year's Rugby World Cup.

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21. Andy Farrell has never been a head coach before, not in rugby league or rugby union, not in England or Ireland.

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22. Andy Farrell will face a tall order building on Schmidt's excellence, but Best believes the former Wigan rugby league star has all the right attributes for success.

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23. Andy Farrell has bounced back from losing his England coaching job under Stuart Lancaster after the 2015 World Cup to star in back-room roles for both Ireland and the Lions.

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24. Andy Farrell has bounced back from losing his England coaching job under Stuart Lancaster after the 2015 World Cup to.

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25. Andy Farrell worked as Saracens coach before moving into international coaching.

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26. Andy Farrell can make England wince when Schmidt's era ends for Ireland.

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27. Andy Farrell picking up from departing coach Joe Schmidt will make for 'seamless' transition at the top of Irish rugby.

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28. In that regard, Andy Farrell is already one step ahead of any coach who could have been coming from the outside.

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29. Andy Farrell will face a tall order in building on Schmidt's excellence, but Best believes the former Wigan rugby league star has all the right attributes for success.

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30. Andy Farrell would have headed the list of potential candidates on the RFU's radar when Jones leaves his job as England coach, so his decision is a vote of confidence in the players and structures in Ireland.

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31. Andy Farrell was twice voted rugby league's Man of Steel during his illustrious playing days and his next challenge will require him to have an iron will.

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32. Andy Farrell is 'step forward' for Ireland, says captain Rory Best.

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33. On 6 January 2016 it was announced that Andy Farrell would take up the role of Ireland defence coach after the completion of the 2016 Six Nations Championship.

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34. Andy Farrell toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013 as defence coach, having proved himself with England.

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35. Andy Farrell was promoted to Saracens first-team coach at the end of 2010 after impressing as skills coach.

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36. Andy Farrell made his England debut at Twickenham after he was named at inside centre in the first Six Nations game against Scotland.

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37. On 24 March 2005 Andy Farrell announced his retirement from rugby league to take on a new challenge with Saracens, and the Rugby Football Union.

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38. Andy Farrell was awarded the Golden Boot as the best player in the world in 2004.

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39. Andy Farrell played for Wigan at loose forward in their 2001 Super League Grand Final loss to the Bradford Bulls.

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40. In 2001 Andy Farrell set the Wigan club record for most points in a season with 429 and most points in a Super League championship season with 388.

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41. Andy Farrell played for Wigan at loose forward, scoring a try and kicking two goals, in their 2000 Super League Grand Final loss against St Helens.

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42. Andy Farrell was selected to play for Great Britain against Australia in all three Ashes Tests of the 1994 Kangaroo tour.

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43. Andy Farrell became the youngest player to win a Challenge Cup Final in 1993 when at 17 years and 11 months he came on as a substitute against Widnes.

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44. Andy Farrell was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester and first played rugby league at age 10 at a summer camp run by Graeme West, Wigan Warriors' captain at the time.

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45. Andy Farrell made 34 appearances for Great Britain and represented England in two World Cups.

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