In focus: Liam Farrell

In focus: Liam Farrell

With less than 24 hours until Liam Farrell’s testimonial fixture we take a closer look at the one-club man’s 10-year career so far with Wigan Warriors.

Factfile

  • Position: Second row
  • Date of birth: 02/07/1990
  • Heritage number: 1017
  • Height: 6ft
  • Weight: 96kg
  • Previous club: Wigan Academy (Wigan St Pats ARLFC)
  • Representative honours: England, England Knights
  • Wigan Debut: vs Wakefield (H), sub (one try), won 54-4 at DW Stadium, 05/04/2010
Farrell scored on his debut for the Warriors against Wakefield.

Honours

  • World Club Challenge: 2017
  • Super League: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2018 GFs
  • Challenge Cup: 2011, 2013
  • League Leaders’ Shield: 2010, 2012
  • Harry Sunderland Trophy: 2016
  • Super League Dream Team: 2015, 2019
Farrell has won fourth Grand Finals with Wigan during his career so far.

Profile

A one-club man who has had a glittering career so far - winning all there is to claim in the game - and is now one of the key leaders in the Wigan squad.

  • Farrell is a product of the Wigan academy having played for the Club’s Under-18s and Under-20s teams.
  • He is a distant cousin to former Wigan player Andy Farrell and brother to ex-Warrior Connor.
  • The second row made his debut in 2010 and went on to complete a dream first season playing 23 games, including the Grand Final win over St Helens.
  • His 80th minute match-winning try in the Good Friday derby against St Helens in 2010 will be part of club folklore.
Farrell won the 2011 Good Friday derby against St Helens with a touch down in the 80th minute.
  • Farrell is a double Challenge Cup winner with Wigan - in 2011 (vs Leeds Rhinos) and 2013 (vs Hull FC).
  • He won the League Leaders’ Shield with the Warriors in 2010 and 2012.
  • Internationally, the 29-year-old has played twice for England at the 2013 World Cup and was an ever-present in the 2014 Four Nations Series.
  • He was part of the 2017 World Club Challenge squad that beat Cronulla Sharks at the DW Stadium.
  • Farrell is a four-time Grand Final winner with Wigan (2010 vs St Helens and 2013, 2016, 2018 vs Warrington Wolves).
  • He is a Harry Sunderland Trophy winner after he returned from injury to play an instrumental part in the 2016 Grand Final.
  • In 2019, the forward played 17 games and scored eight tries under Adrian Lam - a season which saw him being named in the Super League Dream Team for the second time in his career (2015 was his first time).
  • He is set to enter his 11th year at his hometown club after ten stellar seasons in Cherry and White.
Farrell is a double Challenge Cup winner.

Stats

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Overall Wigan Career:

Total Apps Apps Subs Tries Pts
250 192 58 96 384

Breakdown in All Competitions:

2010-2019 Total Apps Apps Subs Tries Pts
Super League 196 153 43 79 316
Play-Offs 24 17 7 6 24
Challenge Cup 24 17 7 10 40
World Club Challenge 6 5 1 1 4

Season By - By Season All Matches

Season Total Apps Apps Subs Tries Pts
2010 23 10 13 9 36
2011 29 9 20 7 28
2012 29 8 21 14 56
2013 31 31 0 15 60
2014 28 28 0 15 60
2015 28 28 0 13 52
2016 16 15 1 3 12
2017 28 28 0 6 24
2018 21 18 3 6 24
2019 17 17 0 8 32

Stats provided by Club Historian Keith Sutch

Tickets

Tickets for Farrell’s testimonial are available in three ways. Simply visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office, call on 01942 311111 or purchase online HERE.

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