Jamie George has insisted he has no qualms about captaining England in a highly-charged Six Nations clash with Scotland just over a week after the death of his mother.
Jamie George’s ‘lighter touch’ is better suited to captaining an inexperienced England Six Nations squad than the more ‘abrasive’ manner of Owen Farrell, said former Test lock Courtney Lawes.
Jamie George will take over from Owen Farrell and captain England in the Six Nations, the RFU announced on Wednesday.
England will be without two key veterans when they host the Springboks on Saturday in a rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.
Eddie Jones has left five senior players, including four Saracens representatives, out of his 45-man England training squad.
Jamie George and Maro Itoje have paid tribute to outgoing Saracens assistant coach Andy Edwards, who will take up a role within the Springboks’ coaching set-up.