Brown expects trust to be restored with England


England full-back Mike Brown is confident the squad have moved on from the trust issues encountered after the Rugby World Cup.

Brown, 30, said he had lost trust in his England team-mates after multiple stories from within the camp emerged following the tournament last year.

The Harlequins man hopes everyone can move on from the disappointing campaign and believes new coach Eddie Jones can restore trust.

"I don't think there were ever concerns. Just disappointment," Brown told Omnisport.

"We'd spoken about it as a group of players and everyone had massive respect for each other. I have respect for every single one of my team-mates, England and Harlequins, and that comes from trust.

"You can't build anything successful in sport, or business, if you don't have trust. With people going behind people's backs with what they were saying and not putting their names to it. There was no need to do it.

"We'd had our review, everything that was said needed to be said. It was all sorted out. I don't think there was any need to say anything else in public.

"That will all get sorted out when everyone meets up for the squad, whoever is involved. Moving forward, I'm sure there will be good times ahead.

"I've got massive respect with everyone who's involved with England, hopefully I can be part of that again."

Jones is set to name his first England squad on Wednesday as he prepares for the Six Nations.

Brown said he was excited by what the former Australia and Japan coach would bring to the national set-up.

"From what I've heard, he wants to play a good brand of rugby, which for me I love to do, being a full-back, I love to get my hands on the ball. Counter-attack from everywhere. Right time, right place," he said.

"I'm sure he will bring his style into the set-up and hopefully that will be something I can be part of."