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Great Britain Rugby League captain, Andy Farrell, has finally made his much-anticipated move to Rugby Union, agreeing a three-year contract with Saracens. The League world player of the year will join the Zurich Premiership club immediately from Wigan to complete his rehabilitation from a knee operation. Club and RFU are jointly funding the 29-year-old’s one million euro wage and 300,000 euro transfer fee. It is expected that Farrell will be fast tracked to be ready for England’s 2007 World Cup squad. Saracens will represent an alien environment after 230 Super League games for Wigan, but both wing Tevita Vaikona and backs coach Mike Ford are former league men. Alas, Farrell is not likely to be seen back in action until next season, when it will be seen if Saracens gamble is going to pay off for club and country.