Wasps lock Joe Launchbury would be an ideal England captain under new coach Eddie Jones, says Dai Young.
Australian Jones, 55, who has signed a four-year deal to be England’s first foreign coach, wants to name a skipper to take the team to the 2019 World Cup.
“It’s a role Joe would grow into and get better at all the time until he’s a natural,” Young said. “He’s somebody the players would get right behind.
“I think he would be a great choice and would make a great England captain.”
Jones criticised current skipper Chris Robshaw during the World Cup but is planning talks with the 29-year-old, who was made captain by Lancaster in 2012.
“One of the greatest England captains, Martin Johnson, didn’t speak for the sake of it. When he spoke people listened. I think Joe would be very similar.”