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Maro Itoje says he’s not “overawed” by high-profile games

  • Maro Itoje says he is not “overawed” by high-profile matches because of the confidence he has in his team-mates
  • The 21-year-old, winning only his fifth cap, impressed once again in Saturday’s historic 39-28 win over Australia
  • Itoje has not lost a match he has started for club or country in over a year
England star Maro Itoje says he is not “overawed” by high-profile matches because of the confidence he has in his team-mates.

Itoje has not lost a match he has started for club or country in over a year, and has won the Grand Slam with England and both the Premiership and European Champions Cup with club side Saracens this season.

“When I look around the dressing room at the quality of individuals and the quality of the preparation we’ve done, it gives me confidence,” revealed the 21-year-old.



“When we have that preparation, I don’t think there is any need to be nervous or overwhelmed by the occasion.

“I’ve never played the second best team in the world before, so that in itself was something different.

“But I’ve had enough experience in big games now not to be overawed by occasions like this one.”

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