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England tour: Owen Farrell will put personal stamp on group – Eddie Jones

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England tour: Owen Farrell will put personal stamp on group – Eddie Jones

Farrell wants to stay ‘aggressive’ as captain – Jones
England tour of South Africa
1st Check: Saturday, 9 June in Johannesburg (kick-off 16:05 BST) 2nd Check: Saturday, 16 June in Bloemfontein (kick-off 16:05) third Check: Saturday, 23 June in Cape City (kick-off 16:05)
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England head coach Eddie Jones has praised new captain Owen Farrell, saying he’s a “winner” who will put his personal stamp on the group.

Fly-half Farrell has changed Dylan Hartley as skipper for subsequent month’s South Africa tour because the latter takes a break to get well from concussion.

“Owen is a totally completely different character to Dylan,” Jones mentioned.

“He has a special cultural background. Dylan is from Rotorua, Owen is from Wigan.”

He additionally in contrast Farrell’s management model to that of Australia nice George Gregan.

“Gregan was incredible,” Jones mentioned. “I’ve by no means seen a stronger winner than him. He demanded stuff from the group and so they have been frightened to not give it to him. He was tremendous on the sphere however not nearly as good off it.

“They give thought to issues in another way, they have a look at issues in another way. Owen will put his personal stamp on the group. And we would like him to try this.

“We have to discover individuals who can work off the sphere to assist Owen.

“You do not anticipate a captain instantly to be this all-conquering determine. It takes time, it takes effort and it takes persistence.

“Owen has obtained the job for South Africa so he has 5 weeks to work by means of, discover his personal model, affect the group and we’ll see how he goes.”

BBC Sport – Rugby Union

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