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Liam Farrell | Wigan Warriors

12. Liam Farrell

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Position: Second row
Date of birth: 02/07/1990
Heritage number: 1017
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


World Club Challenge: 2017
Super League: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2023
Challenge Cup: 2011, 2013, 2022
League Leaders’ Shield: 2010, 2012, 2020, 2023
Harry Sunderland Trophy: 2016
Super League Dream Team: 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


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.

  • A product of the Wigan academy having played for the Club’s Under-18s and Under-20s teams.
  • Liam is a distant cousin to Wigan legend Andy Farrell and brother to ex-Warrior Connor.
  • 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 2011 will be part of club folklore.
  • A double Challenge Cup winner with Wigan – in 2011 (vs Leeds Rhinos) and 2013 (vs Hull FC).
  • Won the League Leaders’ Shield with the Warriors in 2010 and 2012.
  • A four-time Grand Final winner with Wigan (2010 vs St Helens and 2013, 2016, 2018 vs Warrington Wolves).
  • Played twice for England at the 2013 World Cup and was an ever-present in the 2014 Four Nations Series.
  • A Harry Sunderland Trophy winner after he returned from injury to play an instrumental part in the 2016 Grand Final.
  • Was part of the 2017 World Club Challenge squad that beat Cronulla Sharks at the DW Stadium.
  • Played 17 games and scored eight tries in 2019 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).
  • The 2020 season marked Farrell’s testimonial year for Wigan. The Warriors took on Leeds Rhinos in his testimonial friendly fixture, taking place at the DW Stadium ahead of the Betfred Super League season at the end of January.
  • A fantastic 2020 campaign lay ahead for the second row, who appeared 21 times for Wigan, scoring ten tries – helping the Warriors clinch their first silverware since 2018, lifting the League Leaders’ Shield.
  • Farrell was awarded for his individual performances, being named in the 2020 Betfred Super League Dream Team alongside teammate Bevan French. Farrell also earned a place in the shortlist for the 2020 Steve Prescott Man of Steel.
  • He was awarded the Coach’s Player of the Year by Adrian Lam at Wigan’s 2020 End of Season Awards evening, as Lam highlighted the Englishman’s professionalism on and off the field in a challenging season for all.
  • Farrell made 24 appearances in 2021, including a stint at Centre, grabbing 9 tries along the way.
  • 2021 also saw Farrell named in the Super League Dream Team for a fourth time (2015, 2019, 2020) as well as picking up Player’s Player of the Year at the Warriors End of Season Awards evening.
  • In May 2022, Farrell secured his third Challenge Cup win against the Huddersfield Giants at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
  • Farrell was a key player in 2022, featuring in 26 matches and scoring 15 tries for the Warriors.
  • Early in 2022, Farrell surpassed 300 games for Wigan, finishing the season on 321 appearances.
  • He was named in the Super League Dream Team for a fourth year in a row, as Farrell also put pen to paper signing a new three-year deal to keep him at Wigan until 2025.
  • In December 2022, Liam Farrell was announced as the new Club Captain.

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