Despite producing this moment of magic on the last day of 2022, Owen Farrell has made a strong case for winning ‘Pass of the year’.
Saracens dominated the game against rivals Exeter, and played with their new-look, exciting style of rugby that they have adopted this season.
This style was personified by their talisman, Owen Farrell. So often unfairly typecast as a one dimensional, tactical, kicking fly half, the no.10 reminded us all that he has far more strings to his bow.
As the ball comes to Farrell, around 5 meters from the Exeter line, without looking, he flashes a behind the back pass straight into the arms of his winger Alex Lewington to score.
It was a piece of skill that left both sets of players shocked and is easily a contender for assist of the season.
𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 🎬
Another l👀k at 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 pass 🔥#YourSaracens💫 pic.twitter.com/Yn9sasw4Bn
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) January 3, 2023
WHAT ABOUT THAT FOR A PASS?! 🤩
Alex Lewington with a brilliant finish but what about that pass from Owen Farrell 😱#GallagherPrem pic.twitter.com/PcBGmLbdU3
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 31, 2022