Eddie Jones doesn’t view lock Maro Itoje as a future England captain, regardless of sending him to appearing lessons in an try to enhance his management expertise.
Itoje, who gained his fiftieth cap for England earlier this month, sucessfully captained England Below-20s to World Cup victory in 2014, however Jones believes he’s “inward-looking” and lacks affect away from the sphere of play.
“I could be mistaken, however I’m not certain Maro is a future England captain,” Jones mentioned in a brand new e-book on management. “He’s going to be one of many nice gamers, however Maro could be very inward-looking. He drives himself slightly than anybody else. He does not often affect folks off the sphere.
“Maro would possibly have the ability to develop this ability and relate to folks much more successfully, however he has work to do right here.
“We have despatched Maro to appearing lessons, which is having a helpful impact. He speaks extra influentially now, and I’m hopeful he can develop extra communication and management expertise. Appearing brings Maro out of himself.
“The appearing lessons are a sensible step to serving to Maro and others share that inner hearth and magic which makes them particular. We’re at all times seeking to see if we are able to develop these traits and discover the correct mix of leaders.”
Jones reinvented England’s management group for the latest autumn internationals, with Courtney Lawes captaining the aspect in two out of the three Exams rather than the injured Owen Farrell, alongside vice-captains Tom Curry and Ellis Genge.