England legend Will Greenwood has picked his potential next skippers after calling for Owen Farrell to stand down as captain.
“I love Owen Farrell but he needs to hand over the captaincy,” wrote Greenwood in The Telegraph.
“In the likes of Itoje and Curry we have two players who could definitely step up and lead this side. They are both fierce competitors with a rugby intelligence that belies their years
“Itoje led England to an under-20 World Cup and is the obvious pick. The wild card would be Curry.
“As I watched the post match interviews in Dublin I was struck by how well he handled himself in the toughest of circumstances. I thought for the very first time, maybe he is the one to lead us when battle resumes.
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THE SIX UNCAPPED PLAYERS GREENWOOD WOULD CALL-UP:
Alex Dombrandt – Harlequins (23)
DID YOU KNOW? The back-rower played for Wales under 20s in the 2017 Six Nations, qualifying as a resident student at a Welsh university. However he has no birth, family or residency qualifications to play for Wales at Test level