England legend Mike Brown has urged Eddie Jones to drop captain Owen Farrell after his ‘poor’ performance against Scotland.
Gregor Townsend’s men claimed a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as returning fly-half Finn Russell orchestrated a shock 11-6 Six Nations victory.
Farrell, who was criticised for his car crash post match interview, was given a somewhat easy ride by some pundits.
However, 72-cap Brown, who is reportedly joining Newcastle from Quins this summer, penned a brutally honest column for the Mail Online.
“His side (Jones) have some brilliant outside backs and it is time to use them,” wrote Brown.
“Next weekend could be time for a change and I would put Owen Farrell on the bench and start with George Ford against Italy on Saturday.
“Compared to his usual high standards Farrell was poor at Twickenham, with England wasting four-man overlaps and kicking the ball away. Enough is enough now and I would give Ford a chance to show how he can lead the backs.
“I would rather see England get some of their dangerous players into the match and give them a chance to express themselves — I don’t enjoy watching kick-chase all the time and I am sure people at home don’t either.”
DID YOU KNOW? In 2016, Brown married long term partner, fashion designer Eliza Scarlett Woodcock, the daughter of former England international footballer Tony Woodcock
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