The Barrow Race

Much has been made of rugby league icon and union convert Andy Farrell over the years._ Glasgow Warriors centre Scott Barrow knows Farrell well and boasts a record that surpasses that of the England powerhouse.
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Growing up in the north of England saw Barrow learn his craft in the world of rugby league.
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"My older brother Warren was the first in the family to play rugby league," Barrow reminisced, "he signed for Wigan when he was a junior, around fifteen years old. I would have been around 12 at the time.Much has been made of rugby league icon and union convert Andy Farrell over the years._ Glasgow Warriors centre Scott Barrow knows Farrell well and boasts a record that surpasses that of the England powerhouse.
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Growing up in the north of England saw Barrow learn his craft in the world of rugby league.
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"My older brother Warren was the first in the family to play rugby league," Barrow reminisced, "he signed for Wigan when he was a junior, around fifteen years old. I would have been around 12 at the time.
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"Warren moved to Wigan and started playing professional rugby there at a young age so that's how I pretty much saw a path that I wanted to follow."
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Scott's early years were spent playing for amateur side Blackbrook Royals before being picked up by St Helens, Wigan Rugby's greatest rivals, where he went on to reach the very pinnacle of the 13-man-code.
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"Like Andy Farrell I played my first Super League game at 16 years old._ When I made my debut I became the youngest ever player to play in the Super League at the time.
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"After that I had a few starts and a few games from the subs bench. Playing at such a young age just seemed like a natural progression for me because I played at the under 19s before moving onto the second team and eventually the first grade. The seconds usually played mid-week so there was always the opportunity that if you played well then you could always make the bench for the first grade team at the weekend."
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Andy Farrell may boast a Super League Grand Final ring in his trophy collection, but Glasgow's sprightly centre has two.
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Read the rest in this Friday's match programme.