"Farrell stripped" - Eddie Jones set to name new captain for Australia tour - Ruck

“Farrell stripped” – Eddie Jones set to name new captain for Australia tour

Owen Farrell made his return to the England fold this week with Eddie Jones announcing a squad to begin preparations for this summer’s tour of Australia but it remains to be seen if he will resume the captaincy.

Head coach Eddie Jones has revealed the five contenders to lead the side.

#1. Courtney Lawes

Jones said: “Courtney wasn’t a leader the first time I laid eyes on him. He was a fairly laconic, laid-back, naturally talented rugby player

“And what’s impressed me about Courtney is over the six years that I’ve been involved with him, he still has that personality, but his attitude towards his rugby is far different,

“He is much more diligent in his preparation and is much more of a contributor in a team environment.”

Courtney Lawes, Captain of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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