Owen Farrell has received a vote of confidence from one of his predecessors as England skipper amid ongoing scrutiny of the fly-half’s captaincy.
“Did Martin Johnson win the World Cup on his own?” he asked on social media.
“Farrell needs help and support from his senior players – and he will get it.”
Just a few thoughts this morning! Interested to hear the general consensus (as long as we all agree in the end that I am right !!! 😂😂) pic.twitter.com/9x0zTOhEDC— Will Carling (@willcarling) April 2, 2019
“Why do pundits think leadership and fortunes of a team rest with one man?” continued Carling, who joined Eddie Jones’ management team at the end of last year.
“Farrell is a fearsome competitor – a young captain with a real desire to learn and improve.
“I might be biased, but he has all the traits that I would follow.
“The man is a world-class player and just needs time before he is the same as a captain.”