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Owen Farrell may be co-captain but Dylan Hartley will be in charge | The Breakdown


Eddie Jones may ration Dylan Hartley’s England appearances but when the hooker plays the key decisions will be his

Will co-captains lead to co-ckups? Eddie Jones was asked the question – though not in so many words – after announcing that Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell will be England’s joint leaders until the end of the side’s involvement in the World Cup next year.

Co-captains have become common in recent seasons: Jones put Chris Robshaw and George Ford in charge last year when England played the Barbarians at Twickenham but neither was considered a potential successor to Hartley, which made it easier for Jones to follow a path he has been reluctant to take.

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