And after starting this season in much the same form that saw him inspire Saracens to victory in the Premiership final last term, Farrell junior is now very much in the shakeup for selection to a new-look England.
But dad Andy has insisted that the 20-year-old will need to continue to prove himself every step of the way if he wants to pull on the Red Rose shirt some day.
"You don't just give away England jerseys for nothing. It has got to be right by the player. You don't just throw them in," Farrell said.
"But if you have exciting youngsters who will play well in the big games and the big occasions and are not over-awed by it then they have to be looked at without a shadow of a doubt.
"I want England to win. If Owen is playing well enough he will be considered like anybody else. He is part of the pool of great exciting talent."
"Between now and the start of the Six Nation there are a lot of big games, Heineken Cup games, to be played.
"Those youngsters we are talking about have to be able to back it up in those games because it doesn't get much bigger than being here at Twickenham with a full house in the Six Nations."
Lancaster meanwhile has promised to stamp out any of the disciplinary issues that blighted England's World Cup campaign in New Zealand this autumn.
"Environment shapes behaviour," he said. "There'll be no airs or graces in this camp or this team. Little things to me are important. Things like being on time and being courteous at all times. We have to get back to the sense where we are all in it together.
"If we give a strong enough reason to the players about why it's important to be responsible and be respectful of the rose and what the rose represents then everything falls into line behind that."