‘Farrell would be my Lions fly-half’ – Carter

Date published: January 13 2017

All Black legend Dan Carter says that he would select England international Owen Farrell as his starting fly-half for the British and Irish Lions tour later this year.

Carter, widely regarded as one of the greatest fly-halves to ever play the game, through his weight behind the Saracens play-maker who recently has been plying his trade at inside centre for England, while Bath pivot George Ford has kept the ten jersey.

But Carter believes that Farrell’s form could set him in good stead to play ten for the Lions against New Zealand.

“Owen Farrell’s been in fantastic form for a year or two and he would be my pick at fly-half,” Carter told the Daily Mail.

However Carter believes that maybe Farrell playing out of the position could count against him getting the ten jersey.

“He’s worked out a good partnership with George Ford for England,” he added.

“Warren Gatland’s been pretty open that selection will come down to form and the Six Nations is the perfect platform. But you could question the fact Farrell’s been playing 12 for England. That might work against him.”