England captain Owen Farrell opens up on what the future holds for him

Dylan Coetzee
England captain Owen Farrell after Rugby World Cup Bronze Final.

England captain Owen Farrell after Rugby World Cup Bronze Final.

England and Saracens captain Owen Farrell admits he is still loving playing rugby at the highest level and hinted at pushing for another Rugby World Cup.

Farrell is moving towards the back end of his career at the age of 32 but is not looking to stop soon after a positive campaign in France.

England had only been under coach Steve Borthwick for less than a year but tightened up very nicely, earning themselves the Bronze medal at the global showpiece.

“I love what I do”

Now Borthwick has the opportunity to use a full four-year cycle ahead of the 2027 tournament in Australia, a process Farrell would love to be part of.

“I love what I do, I’m passionate about it and I don’t see that slowing down any time soon,” the veteran said.

“I’m unbelievably lucky to do something that I’m really passionate about and I want to play as long as it can if I’m still excited about what I am doing.

“The two go hand in hand because if you’re not excited then you won’t do what you want to do anyway, you won’t play for the teams that you want to play for and you won’t play to the standard that you want to.

“I wouldn’t sit down and set targets. But I also wouldn’t say they are not in the back of my head, quietly.

“I wouldn’t be one to say ‘I have written this down, this down and this down, this is what I want to achieve and this is what I am working for every day’. But they are there in the background.

Exciting times

“The exciting bit is what’s in front of us. Where you can take what you’ve been doing and how to get the best out of yourself. Hopefully there’s loads more of that.”

Of course, England’s highest points scorer of all-time will also be targeting a spot in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour down under in 2025, making this World Cup cycle a fascinating one for the veteran.

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