Owen Farrell b. September 24, 1991 in Billinge, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England – English professional rugby player, currently playing for the London-based Saracens club (Aviva Premiership). His father is Andy Farrell, who played both rugby and rugby in England. Owen’s preferred position is a wandering midfielder, but he also often plays center.
Owen Farrell started playing rugbyague in his hometown at the age of eight for the Wigan St. Patricks team. When his father Andy signed a contract with the Saracens in 2005, the family moved to Harpenden (St. Albans, Hertfordshire), where Owen started playing rugby.
While living in Wigan, Owen attended the St. John Fisher Catholic School. At Harpenden, Farrell began studying at St. George’s school. After graduating from secondary school, he entered the University of Hertfordshire, where he studied business.
The first in his career of professional rugby match Farrell October 5, 2008 against Llanelli Scarlets in the English-Welsh Cup, in which the Londoners lost at home with a score of 17-26. The game took place 11 days after Owen turned 17 years old and he became the youngest player in the history of English professional rugby ever to appear on the field. George Ford of Leicester Tigers broke his record in November 2009.
In the 2010/2011 season, Farrell signed a contract with Bedford Blues, playing in the country’s second-best league Championship. However, he soon returned and played a decisive role in the final of the English championship against Lester Tigers, thanks to which the Saracens, for the first time in history, became champions.
In the 2014/2015 season, Farrell, together with the Saracens, became the champion for the second time, once again making a big contribution to the victory of his team and becoming the best player in the final match against Bat Rugby.
The following season, Farrell won the “Player of the Season” title and won the 2016 European Rugby Champions Cup final with the Saracens. Subsequently, he was awarded the Top Points Scorer with 129 points scored during the tournament.
In 2017, Farrell overtook Glen Jackson as the club’s top scorer, gaining 1,548 points in his entire career. In May 2017, Owen helped the Saracens reach the semi-finals of the English Championship and, for the second time, win the European Cup, earning the title of best European player of the year.
Farrell was invited to the national team at the age of 20, when the team was preparing to participate in the Six Nations Cup 2012 in Shanghai. At that time, Owen was the youngest player in the team. He debuted on February 4, 2012 in a game against Scotland. The tournament England finished in second place, and Farrell finished it with 63 points in five games.
In the summer of the same 2012, Farrell was invited to the national team to participate in the 2012 summer tour in South Africa, during which he scored 18 points in three games. On December 1, 2012, he played against New Zealand in the series of fall tests and scored a total of 17 points, thanks to which England achieved her biggest victory over All Blacks. Farrell was nominated for the title of Player of the Year by the International Rugby Board, but lost to New Zealander Dan Carter.
In February 2013, Farrell helped the England team once again take second place in the Six Nations Cup.
In the fall of 2013, after a break associated with the British and Irish Lions team participating in the Australian tour, Farrell returned to the national team and played the full 80 minutes of the match against Wallabies, bringing victory to the British.
Farrell did not participate in the 2015 Six Nations Cup due to a serious knee injury. However, after recovering, Farrell was invited to the national team to participate in the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, which for the English was unsuccessful. Having taken only the third in Group A, the England team was unable to reach the playoffs.
In January 2016, Farrell was selected in the first squad as the new England head coach Eddie Jones. Owen was chosen as one of the three vice captains of the national team before the Six Nations Cup of 2016. Farrell played as an insider in all five of England’s games during the tournament, winning his first major international trophy for the national team. Tournament Owen finished as the top scorer with 69 points, bringing his personal account for the national team to 412 and becoming the second player in the history of England national team in terms of points.
In the summer of 2016, Farrell played for the national team in a three-game series in Australia. England won the series 3-0, while Owen played a key role, becoming a player match in the third game and scoring 66 points in the round. Farrell was nominated for Best Player of the Year 2016 award for the second time in his career.
At the 2017 Six Nations Cup, Farrell played every 80 minutes in each player and helped England to retain the title of winner, although she could not win the Grand Slam after losing the last game in Ireland. The best match for Owen was the game with Scotland on March 11, 2017, when he scored 26 points. At the end of the tournament, Farrell became the second in the list of scorers, gaining 63 points.
March 10, 2018 Farrell for the first time in his career took the field captain of England in the game against France at the Stade de France in Paris. Farrell did not miss a single strike against France in the match and defended well, but England lost. Owen later admitted to the media that the British lack of discipline cost them victory.
During his career, Farrell was twice invited to the British and Irish Lions team, made up of players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The first time he was selected for a trip to Australia in 2013. In April 2017, Farrell was again invited to the team for a trip to New Zealand. He played a key role in the series, in particular, becoming the best scorer on points in the “Lions” team following the 2017 tour, scoring 45 points.
Oghenemaro Miles “Maro” Itoje, born October 28, 1994 in London Borough of Camden, England, is an international English rugby union player playing at the back row or second line position. He has been playing with the Saracens since 2013.
He is captain of England’s under-20 team who won the 2014 World Junior Championship before honoring his first international cape with the XV of the Rose at the 2016 Six Nations Tournament, where he achieved the Grand Slam. He is also the winner of the 2016 and 2017 European Cup, as well as the three-time Championship of England (2015, 2016 and 2018) with his Saracens club.
He was voted best European player in 2016.
MaroItoje was born on October 28, 1994 in the London Borough of Camden, England, of parents of Nigerian origin, he also has a sister Isabel and a brother Jeremy. His father EfeItoje is a teacher for young people with learning difficulties. He followed his son’s schooling very closely, even threatening to stop rugby if his results were not satisfactory: “I told him he had to make a decision if he wanted to play rugby, not problem, but if his grades dropped, I would declare war on him. ”
At the age of 12, he won a scholarship to join the prestigious and famous Harrow School. He is studying part-time at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where he studies the relationship between foreign aid in African countries and their development in order to write an essay. He is also dedicated to poetry even if he must leave this passion aside after becoming a professional sportsman.
He has athletic qualities that allow him to compete in shot put competitions
MaroItoje made his rugby league debut with the Saracens in January 2013 and as a record holder against Cardiff Blues in the 19-11 Sarries. He made his league debut against Leicester later in the season.
He scored his first try with the Sarries on the ninth day of the championship, a 27-19 loss to Exeter Chiefs. Afterwards, MaroItoje won the reins in club relegating Jim Hamilton to the bench. He won the semifinal on the field of Northampton Saints on the score of 29-24. In the Twickenham English Rugby Temple, Itoje won the English Premier League against Bath for the first time on 28-16; he played 70 minutes in that game before giving up his place in Hamilton.
MaroItoje and the Saracens start the championship with a big 41-3 win at Allianz Park against Sale Sharks. He is the holder of the valuable Northampton Saints 12-6 win.
The Saracens compete in the European Cup against the quadruple winner of the competition, Stade Toulouse. Itoje and Saracens won the match 32-7. On the second day of the European Cup, the Saracens again won a big victory on the field of the Ulster Irish on the score of 27 -9. On the third day against Oyonnax, Itoje marks the first test of his career in European Cup, the English outweigh the score of 45-10, it will be the same in the return match with a victory 55- 13. The following weeks, the Saracens will win their last two pool games in Europe Cup first against Ulster with a test of Itoje in the 58th minute (33-17 victory) and then against StadeToulousain on the score from 28-17. Itoje and the Saracens finished first and unbeaten in the group stage, qualifying for the quarter-finals against Northampton, which they will win by 29-20. They qualify in the semifinals against Wasps. At Madejski Stadium, Sarries and Wasps compete for a place in the semifinal, Itoje holder at the post of second line will play the entire match. The Saracens qualify for the final with a 24-17 win.
For the first final at the ParcOlympique Lyonnais, Itoje is titular and will be replaced by Jim Hamilton at the end of the match. The Saracens win their first European title against Racing 92 on the score of 21-9. Following this victory, MaroItojewill be named best European player of the 2015-2016 season.
After finishing first in the regular phase of their championship, Itoje and his team face Leicester in the semi-finals. The Sarries win the match on the score of 44-17 and play their second final of the season. At Twickenham Stadium, the Saracens win the final against Exeter Chiefs at 28-20 and retain their title as champions of England
At the same time, he knows selections in England rugby union team under 18 and 19 years old.
MaroItoje became the captain of England’s U-20 rugby team, which is 2014 world junior champion, winning the 21-20 final against South Africa. This makes him change status and he becomes a great hope of English rugby.
He made his debut with the England Saxons, England’s rugby union reserve team in January 2015 at the age of 20, while at that time he only played five club in England championship with Saracens.
He is part of a first list of 50 players published by Stuart Lancaster on May 20, 2015 for the preparation of the World Cup 2015. On July 10, 2015, MaroItojeis not kept but is placed on a list of reservists.
After having multiplied the big performances with the Saracens, MaroItoje is selected by the new coach of the XV of the Rose Eddie Jones in the list of 33 which will dispute the Tournament. He is not in the list of 23 for the first match against Scotland, he will play his first match against Italy on the second day, he starts replacing but will return to the place of James Haskell at the 54th minute. England will easily win on the score of 40 to 9. For his second selection, MaroItoje starts the title against Ireland in the first match at Twickenham for the English since the fiasco of the 2015 World Cup. a good performance and England wins a third victory 21-10. Itoje will make an excellent performance against Wales on Matchday 4, his activity and the British press hails his fair vision of the game, he will be named man of the match. England will win the match 25-21 and is already assured of winning the tournament. On the last day against France, Itoje is again holder with George Kruis in second line. The English win the match on the score of 31 to 21 and realize the Grand Slam they had not done since 2003.
Eddie Jones again selects MaroItoje for the summer tour against Australia. He is the only one to have played all three games; his performances are good and England wins the three tests (39-28, 23-7, 44-40), making a historic tour since it is the first time that the XV of the Rose wins a series of tests against Australia.
Billy Vunipola (born ViliamiVunipola on November 3, 1992 in Brisbane) is a British rugby player, who plays Number 8 of the Saracens in the Aviva Premiership and in the England rugby team.
Vunipola was born in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia), the son of a former captain of the Tonga rugby team, Fe’aoVunipola and a Methodist minister, Rev. IesingaVunipola (who is also a chaplain to the Tongan community in the United Kingdom) He is also the nephew of two other international players, Manu and ‘ElisiVunipola: both represented Tonga in the 1990s. His brother, MakoVunipola, plays pillar with the Saracens.
After moving to Wales with his family as a child, he was educated at the Castle School in Thornbury, and played junior rugby for Thornbury RFC before earning a scholarship to attend the Harrow School.
While still at Harrow School, Billy joined the London Wasps Academy. He made his debut with the senior team in the 2011-12 season and played 30 games in two seasons before quitting at the end of the 2012-2013 season. Vunipola signed a contract in January 2013 to move to the Saracens at the end of the Aviva Premiership 2012-13.
After representing England in the U-18 and U-20 rugby teams, he was called to the England Saxons team in January 2013. He coached the national team in the 2013 Six Nations Tournament and made his debut with the selection during the tour of Argentina in 2013, in the match against Argentina in Salta in June 2013, leaving the bench to get a try in the victory of England 32-3. Earlier, on that tour, he played a game that does not count as a test match, against Consur XV, in which he made a hat-trick in six minutes.
Selected to play England in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, in the opening match against Fiji he was a substitute, and came out in the 52nd minute replacing Morgan. His try, on the last play of the match, gave England a bonus point
MakoVunipola (Wellington, January 14, 1991) is an English-born rugby player born in New Zealand of Tongan origin who serves as Pilier for the Saracens of the Aviva Premiership. Vunipola is also a member of a prolific line of rugby players such as his father Fe’aoVunipola, who was captain of Tonga, his uncles, Manu and ‘ElisiVunipola, who represented Tonga in the 1990s, and his Brother Billy Vunipola, with whom he shares a team.
Vunipola begins his professional career in the 2010-11 season at the age of 20 in a game where he came off the bench facing London Welsh, and ended with the final score 54-9 in favor of the Londoners. That same year he changed hands signing a new contract with the Saracens where he gets to proclaim the league champion in the 2014-2015 season by defeating Bath Rugby in the final. In 2016 it is a year full of successes as he would win the double conquering the league against Exeter Chiefs and the European Cup against Racing Métro 92 by a score of 21- 9. In the following season the success streak continues with the conquest of the champions cup against ASM Clermont Auvergne with the score of 28 -17
Vunipola has been part of the lower categories where he played for England U-18 and U-20. Vunipola makes his first appearance in the XV of the rose in the window of November 2012 in a match that faces Fiji on November 10, in a match that they win 54-12.Since then Vunipola has remained as one of the players fixed in the XV of the rose. In 2013 he was one of 37 players selected to represent the Lions on the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia.
In 2015 he is selected to be part of the English team that participates in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In 2016 after the arrival of coach Eddy Jones, they were proclaimed six-nation champions including the Grand Slam. In 2017 they maintained the winning streak that led them to the All Black record with 18 consecutive, leading to the achievement of 6 nations, but in the last day lost to Ireland losing the possibility of winning the Grand Slam
Jamie Edward George (Welwyn Garden City, October 22, 1990) is a 15-player international rugby player for England, Saracens hooker, in English Premiership, since 2010.
Coming from the Saracens nursery, it is part of a successful generation of young people that also includes Owen Farrell, George Kruis and Will Fraser, all of whom are internationals for England.
Debutant in English Premiership in 2010 against Leicester, he played 11 championship matches in his debut season and graduated from England.
In 2014 he was a finalist for the Heineken Cup, defeated by Toulon, and in 2015 he started in the Premiership final which gave the Saracens a new title of English champion against Bath at the end of a match in which he also made a goal; however he was initially excluded from the pre-solicitation for the 2015 Rugby World Cup but, due to the four-week disqualification imposed on Dylan Hartley, head of a newspaper just against George during a meeting with Northampton, he could not have been available for the opening match of the Cup, and the CT Lancaster decided to put George in the rose.
Saracens is a rugby club in 15 English, which participates in Aviva Premiership. It is one of the oldest clubs in the country. Incorporated at Saracens Ltd, in 1876, the club was founded as a Saracens Football Club.