Farrell learning plenty from Wilkinson


England fly-half Owen Farrell praised Jonny Wilkinson, saying he had received "brilliant" help from the Rugby World Cup winner.

Wilkinson, the nation's all-time leading points scorer, has been helping Eddie Jones' coaching staff.

The 37-year-old has guided Farrell, who talked up the former playmaker's influence on him.

"It's brilliant working with him, he has a massive understanding of everything we are going through as players," Farrell told BBC Radio 5 live.

He added: "You can speak to him whenever. [It's] pretty constant. [I've learned] quite a bit, as you would imagine."

England are top of the Six Nations table after opening their campaign with back-to-back wins.

They will be aiming for a 17th straight victory when they take on Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.