There is no ceiling to how good Marcus Smith can be, says Eddie Jones


  • Fly-half a standout player again for England against Italy
  • Jones: ‘He could be absolutely outstanding by the World Cup’

Eddie Jones believes there is no limit to Marcus Smith’s potential after the England fly-half inspired his side to a comfortable 33-0 victory against Italy in Rome. Jones’s side failed to ruthlessly thrash Italy as he had urged them to but Smith was the standout performer, scoring the first try and delivering another fine showing in England colours.

He finished with 13 points and his second try of the championship after exchanging passes with Max Malins, with whom he dovetailed impressively throughout. Last week Smith was replaced against Scotland with 17 minutes remaining when England led by seven points – his withdrawal coinciding with England’s capitulation.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at the Stadio Olimpico
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