Eddie Jones has said that England, despite going unbeaten in 2016, have no world class rugby union players.
The head coach was sporting a black eye and a bandage as he spoke at the launch of the 2017 Six Nations tournament at the Hurlingham Club.
He confirmed that Dylan Hartley would be the captain for the tournament.
But asked whether England possessed any world class players, he said: “I think the term world class is used lightly. To be world class, you’ve got to be an automatic selection in a world XV. We don’t have any of those players.