Owen Farrell is no longer the England captan with Courtney Lawes leading the team out against the Wallabies on Saturday.
Head coach Eddie Jones admitted Farrell was not pleased with the decision.
“Very unhappy [Farrell’s response],” Jones added. “Owen’s a bloke that expresses his feelings clearly.
“He wants to be captain and when I told him he wasn’t captain he wasn’t happy. He’s had a long time out of the team and we feel the best for the team is that.
“He’s got 97 caps for England and he’s won everything apart from the World Cup. He’s very important for us.
“Courtney Lawes has got a good sense of togetherness, he’s calm, engaging with the players. He’s the right fit for this tour.”
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England next head coach odds (Oddschecker)
#5. Andy Farrell – 22/1
The irony with Farrell is that he is arguably the most obvious candidate and fits the role as well as anyone, but he might be the toughest for the RFU to land due to his long-term deal with Ireland.