England skipper Owen Farrell will turn into a global-elegance captain, according to the Rugby Football Union’s management representative Will Carling.
Fly-half of Farrell is expected to steer England into this yr’s World Cup in spite of issues that his workload is too heavy.
Carling, who captained England to three Grand Slams within the 1990s, says Farrell, 27, will be helped via senior players.
“Did Martin Johnson win the World Cup on his person?” he requested on social media.
“Farrell wishes to assist and guide from his senior players – and he will get it.”
Farrell’s management credentials have been wondered after England’s very last recreation of the Six Nations after they relinquished a 31-zero lead to Scotland earlier than rescuing a 38-38 draw.
Former England stand-off Paul Grayson is amongst those involved the Saracen may be overloaded, given he is the group’s captain, playmaker, and goal-kicker.
But Carling feels Farrell can cope with the stress and will lean on different experienced gamers.
Lock Maro Itoje, scrum-half of Ben Youngs and fellow range 10 George Ford are amongst the ones in England’s more extensive leadership institution.
“Why do pundits think leadership and fortunes of a crew rest with one guy?” persevered Carling, who joined Eddie Jones’ management group at the stop of the last yr.
“Farrell is a fearsome competitor – a young captain with a real choice to examine and enhance.
“I might be biased, but he has all of the tendencies that I could follow.
“The guy is an international-class participant and simply wishes time earlier than he’s the same as a captain.”