Andy Farrell: How long is Owen Farrell's dad coaching the Irish rugby team?

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From representing Ireland, to leading Ireland to victory, Owen Farrell's father - Andy Farrell is doing exceptionally well right now.

Owen Farrell is one of the most popular rugby players out there. Being the face of the English national rugby team, Owen has made history with his immense skill set. But Owen, who has a quiet family life with his wife Goergie, didn’t acquire these skills overnight. It was always present in him, and he was molded by the right man to make him one of the finest players in the world today.

Not many people know this, but rugby runs through Owen’s veins. That right, the talented rugby player has a skilled father, who taught him the game, unlike anyone else. Here’s a look at the man behind the legend, Owen Farrell’s father - Andy Farrell, who is doing exceptionally well in his career as a coach right now.

Andy Farrell, the coach

Ireland’s head coach and English pro rugby coach, Andy Farrell, is a former rugby league and union league player. Having led the Ireland rugby team since 2019, he once played the position of the loose forward on a global scale.

He is said to be the man responsible for sealing the deal for Ireland in their historic win against New Zealand, as a part of a Test series. This led to solidifying his career further as Ireland’s national head coach through a great contract. The world is in full awe of the results that Andy Farrell has produced and the coach is currently said to be very highly regarded. Here’s everything you need to know about this contract and what it means to Farrell.

The contract extension

With the Rugby World Cup happening in full swing at the moment, Ireland has taken the decision to go above and beyond by extending Farrell’s contract until 2025. This shuts down and ends all conversation that was centered around Farrell returning to England, sadly, for the English rugby fans. It is said that there is also scope to extend this contract further, as Ireland sees Andy Farrell as a great asset at the moment. This was a given, keeping in mind the victories that the team has seen under his guidance. As per Sky Sports, Andy Farrell said the following about his contract extension.

“I am happy to extend my contract with Irish Rugby for a further two years. As a group we have made it clear that we are building towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and we have taken some decent strides in that regard in recent months.”
"Ahead of the tour to New Zealand myself and David Nucifora looked at the opportunities and challenges facing the national squad after the tournament in France. I am excited about continuing to work with the group and with the next generation of Irish international players."

Ireland climbs to the top

Ireland has escalated high in terms of their international ranking, thanks to their monumental win of 2-1 against New Zealand, this summer. This position has sealed the deal for Ireland’s coach Andy, as global rugby fans and critics are impressed with his coaching. IRFU chief executive Kevin Potts said the following about Andy’s contract extension.

"I am delighted to confirm that Andy Farrell has accepted a two-year contract extension as the head coach of our men's international team which will keep him at the helm of that team until at least August 2025, and there is an option to extend the contract further, based on a number of mutually agreed performance markers.
"Andy is one of the finest coaches in the world, he has brought our game to new heights and has the team playing a brand of rugby that excites, entertains, and engages people, while, critically, producing winning results.”

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