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But as the pair prepares to go head-to-head in the Heineken Cup semi-final as Saracens face Toulon – Farrell was eager to offer his praise towards his older rival.
Both may yet tour with the Lions in Australia this summer but Farrell was keen to shower former England international Wilkinson with praise for his illustrious and elongated career.
“Not only does he control the game but he smashes people in defence as well,” Farrell said of Wilkinson
"Jonny set the standard and pushed the bar right up as far as fly-halves are concerned.
"He's an unbelievable player - everyone wants to follow in his footsteps.
"[Former Australia international] Matt Giteau's at Toulon and he's a special player and just outside him is [France outside centre] Mathieu Bastareaud, so you can't afford to focus on one player," Farrell added.
"Their squad is unbelievable, full of established internationals.
"This tournament is the best of the best, so to be involved in a semi-final against a team like Toulon is a massive privilege.
"I've never been involved in a Heineken Cup semi-final before, so that makes this a bit special."