England’s centurion halfback Ben Youngs has heaped praise on the team’s mentor Eddie Jones, saying that no other coach “has ever come near” the rugby intelligence of the Australian.
The accolade came before Jones, who became England boss in 2015 and has since led the side to a World Cup final and three Six Nations titles, named a much-changed team for Saturday’s opening match of the Autumn Nations Cup against Georgia at Twickenham.
Youngs, who retains his place after winning his 100th cap against Italy, told the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly: “I have never worked with anyone who knows the game as well as Eddie. No one has ever come near.
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