jamie george: owen farrell may be the best in the world

10:00    12 Feb 2019

Jamie George (Centre L) is tackled by Japan's Michael Leitch
England hooker Jamie George has lavished praise on his teammate Owen Farrell, claiming the flyhalf may be the “best player in the world”.

Farrell put in an inspired performance this past weekend to lead the Roses to an impressive 44-8 destruction of France as they continued their fine form in the Six Nations Championship.

“The bloke’s a genius.” said George. “I never see him have a bad game and that’s why he’s one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world.

“In my eyes, it’s amazing to be playing with a fly-half and captain who is as dominant as he is and who leads from the front in the way that he does.

“Owen’s been a captain and leader for a long time now. It’s not a new thing for us but he does it really well and it brings the best out of him in terms of his game. He’s performing really well.”

England are top of the Six Nations log after bonus-point wins over Ireland and France, but George insists that they can still improve ahead of their next clash against Wales in Cardiff on February 23.

“We have to be aware that we did well against France but recognise that it wasn’t the perfect performance,” said the forward.

“We really did a lot of analysis. We focused on ourselves a lot this week and tried to make sure we put our best performance out there.

“We still didn’t do that so an exciting thing for us is there’s still a lot to come. The important thing for us is to keep the ball rolling.”

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