Off To See The Queen

Wigan and Great Britain Captain Andrew Farrell has received the OBE in the Queens New Years Honours released today.

Speaking about the news Farrell said,

"It is a huge honour to receive this award and I am thrilled to be given such an accolade. I would like to thank all my team mates and coaching staff at club level and internationally who have all played an important part.”

Farrell, who has scored a remarkable total of 3,135 points from his 368 appearances for the Wigan club added,

"’I'm made up. It’s a fantastic honour, especially to be associated with all those famous names who have received this honour in the game in the past."

“I have never known as much interest in the game as far as the public are concerned. Everybody was gripped by the Tri-Nations and they are still talking about it. The game has got to be on a high.”

“You don’t play the game for individual honours but it’s very special even to be nominated for such an award.”

The New Year’s honour, which is for services to rugby league, caps a magnificent year for Farrell who won the Super League Man of Steel award for the second time in October and a month later earned the Golden Boot as international player of the year.

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