sport news Jamie George heaps praise on Owen Farrell after England's win over France

'The bloke's a genius... I never see him have a bad game': Jamie George heaps praise on Owen Farrell after his superb display in England's win over France Owen Farrell was instrumental as England thrashed France 44-8 on Sunday Jamie George has hailed the captain, claiming he's 'one of the best in the world'  The Saracens hooker also praised team-mate Jonny May for his preparation 

By Duncan Bech, Press Association

Published: 13:46 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 16:44 GMT, 11 February 2019

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Jamie George views Owen Farrell as a rugby 'genius' whose presence has grown with his promotion to the England captaincy.

While Jonny May brought Twickenham to its feet by grabbing a hat-trick of tries in Sunday's 44-8 victory over France, it was Farrell who orchestrated the downfall of feeble opponents.

The Saracens playmaker, assisted by half-back partner Ben Youngs, expertly exploited the acres of space available in the backfield through a variety of kicks as England registered their biggest win in the fixture since 1911.

Jamie George has described Owen Farrell (pictured) as a 'genius' after England's latest win

Jamie George has described Owen Farrell (pictured) as a 'genius' after England's latest win

In the injury-enforced absence of co-captain Dylan Hartley, Farrell has taken over as sole leader of the team and his Saracens team-mate George believes he is thriving as a result.

'The bloke's a genius. 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,' George said.

'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.

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