George Ford discusses unlikely position change ahead of World Cup

England head coach Eddie Jones has nominated fly-half George Ford as next No.9 cab off the rank in the event of injury to his two starters.

Ford is one of only two fly-halves in the squad and has not started a match at scrum-half since school.

“Under Eddie’s regime I have trained there quite a bit,” he pointed out. “Probably without me knowing it too much to be fair!

“There have been fallow weeks in the Six Nations where I have spent all week training at nine. To the point that I have thought ‘am I being transformed into a scrum-half here?’

“Within this environment we try to respond well to any situation. I will be confident to play there if needed.”


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