"New captain" - Mike Brown demands big England changes for Six Nations - Ruck

“New captain” – Mike Brown demands big England changes for Six Nations

Renowned fullback Mike Brown is advocating for head coach Steve Borthwick to remove Owen Farrell from the role of England’s captain in preparation for the 2024 Six Nations.

Brown contends that by implementing the right systems, England can become strong contenders for both the Six Nations championship and even the world title within the next four years.

Brown began in his column for the Mail Online: “England can be serious challengers for the World Cup in 2027. 100 per cent. The talent is there. I see it in the Premiership every week.

“They just need to put the right systems and playing style in place to step up.”

New captain and vice-captain:

Brown wrote: “I’d love to see Ellis Genge take over as skipper. He’s the right age, the players like him and he speaks openly and honestly. Maybe Ben Earl could be his back-up because he also speaks well and he’s been the breakthrough player with the potential to become world class.”

Ellis Genge, Captain of England during the Summer Nations Series Rugby match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on August 5, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK