Fran Cotton on Lions duty

Lion king Cotton: Alun Wyn Jones for 2021 captaincy

ONE of England’s most famous Lions is in no doubt who should be made captain for the series in South Africa – Alun Wyn Jones.
Fran Cotton, the only Lion to beat the Springboks as a player and again as manager, said yesterday: “If he is fit in mind and body, then he is on the plane as captain.
“There’s a lot of talk about (Maro) Itoje. He is a terrific player but he doesn’t have the experience of Jones. His proven track record of captaincy and the fact he has the respect of everyone tips the scales.
“Owen Farrell is going to have to fight for his position, if he is picked. I don’t see him ...

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