Six Nations 2019: Owen Farrell ‘is a genius,’ England teammate Jamie George says

Teammate Jamie George hailed England teammate Owen Farrell as a “genius” after he produced another inspired display in their Six Nations thrashing of France.

Farrell showed his all-around class, thriving in his role as captain in a 44-8 thumping of Les Bleus on Sunday at Twickenham.

George, a hooker, waxed lyrical over his Saracens and England teammate following his latest masterclass.

“The bloke’s a genius,” George said. “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.”

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England is atop the table after bonus-point wins over Ireland and France, but George says there is room for improvement ahead of a potentially decisive showdown with Wales in Cardiff on Feb. 23 after the upcoming rest weekend.

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

“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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