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The growing concensus among England fans on Owen Farrell's rank on the world stage

By Josh Raisey
Owen Farrell

In light of England’s two impressive opening round victories in the Six Nations, the word world-class is being thrown around a lot.


Not only are England’s performances catching the eye of a lot of people around the world, but the performances of individual players are also drawing a lot of attention. One player in particular that is having his name mentioned on Twitter as the best player in the world is Owen Farrell.

Farrell’s Saracens and England teammate Jamie George recently said that the fly-half could be the best player in the world currently after two immense performances, and this may have got the ball rolling.

Farrell’s goalkicking and defence, although pushing the laws at times, have never been in question. But he has displayed another string to his bow this Six Nations as England have sought to play with much more tempo.

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The Saracen’s passing has been sublime at times, notably his pass to Jonny May in the opening stages of the match against Ireland in Dublin. His kicking out of hand has also been exceptional, and has meant that he has been able to dictate play comfortably. The fact that he is growing into the role as captain of the team is just another facet to his game, and a reason why so many supporters are hailing him as the form player on the planet currently.

Of course, there are a number of people of Twitter from other countries that object. Some argue the 27-year-old lacks the attacking nous of players like Johnny Sexton and Beauden Barrett. Then again, in terms of executing England’s gameplan, there is surely no player better than Farrell.


This is a debate that will continue throughout the Six Nations and beyond, and will only be answered convincingly at the World Cup in September.

This is what the fans have to say:

These fans still disagree though:



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