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Eddie Jones reveals the five candidates to captain England this summer

#4. Ellis Genge

Jones said: “Ellis will tell you that he is from the wrong side of the tracks and we’re quite happy for him to stay on the wrong side of them,” Jones said.

“But what he will also tell you is the power of learning self-discipline and that to be a hard-running prop like he is, he needs not just to satisfy his needs, but also to know what the team needs.

“I thought the way he handled that Bristol situation was absolutely outstanding. It was his old club and he put his side in a position to win the game.

“And whether, rightly or wrongly, it was taken away from him, he handled it wonderfully.

“Can he take a formal leadership role? There’s no reason why he can’t, whether that’s in the future, or now.”

Ellis Genge of England celebrates after winning with his son Ragh Ellis during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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