Owen Farrell to lead out Twickenham mascots who inspired his trademark charity celebration

Owen Farrell to lead out Twickenham mascots who inspired his trademark charity celebration

For years supporters at Twickenham have seen Owen Farrell celebrate successful kicks by locking his forefingers together. The gesture is to raise awareness about a rare muscular disease.

So it will be an emotional moment for the England captain when he leads out three children ahead of Saturday’s match at Twickenham, who suffer from the illness and who inspired him to support their cause.

Farrell’s trademark gesture is to form the letters “JJ”, to show his support for 11 year-old Jack Johnson, a close family friend who suffers from the fatal muscle-wasting disease. On Saturday, Jack, whose father Andy played for Wigan rugby league side alongside Farrell’s father Andy, will be one of three team…

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