Fifth-choice fly-half Marcus Smith will be treated as apprentice - Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones says Marcus Smith, pictured, is an apprentice who has been named in England's training squad to
Eddie Jones says Marcus Smith, pictured, is an apprentice who has been named in England's training squad to
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England coach Eddie Jones stated that highly talented Harlequins fly-half will be given a treatment of an apprentice during the three-day training camp in Oxford.

Smith, 18, has played just three Aviva Premiership games - all of it coming in 2017 and scored 14 points in the game against Wasps which the Quins won 21-24 at Ricoh Arena last weekend.

This was also the second time Smith was included in the training squad ahead of the November Tests but Jones played down the expectation insisting his duties will be limited to polishing George Ford's boots.

"Marcus Smith is going to be holding a lot of bags. He's an apprentice. He'll clean some boots and hold some bags," Jones said.

"We're sure he'll do that well. He went to a good public school so he's well educated to do that. He's an apprentice and he's come to learn about the game, so don't get too excited.

"At this stage he's fifth-choice number 10 so I'm sure he's going to be good at shining George Ford's boots. To move up, he needs to be a good shiner."

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