12. Liam Farrell

Second row

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Player Profile


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


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


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 former Wigan player 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 2010 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.
  • Played twice for England at the 2013 World Cup and was an ever-present in the 2014 Four Nations Series.
  • Was part of the 2017 World Club Challenge squad that beat Cronulla Sharks at the DW Stadium.
  • A four-time Grand Final winner with Wigan (2010 vs St Helens and 2013, 2016, 2018 vs Warrington Wolves).
  • A Harry Sunderland Trophy winner after he returned from injury to play an instrumental part in the 2016 Grand Final.
  • 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).
  • He is set to enter his 11th year at his hometown club after ten stellar seasons in Cherry and White.

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