Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith is looking forward to reunite with Owen Farrell as England kick-start their three-game Test series against the Wallabies on 2nd July in Perth.
Both the players clash against each other three weeks back during the Premiership semi-finals but it was the Saracens playmaker who emerged victorious but now Eddie Jones has backed both the players to be a key part in the upcoming series.
Smith's emergence in the recent years is likely to see him retain at fly-half with Farrell set to move from his preferred number 10 position to inside centre to accommodate the 23-year-old.
“Owen’s a brilliant player. I loved playing with him in the autumn,” said Smith.
“He’s a massive competitor and wears his heart on his sleeve. More than that, he’s got brilliant vision and skills at the line.
“We trained together a couple of weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. I’ve loved learning off him and bouncing ideas off him.
“Hopefully I can be there to get the best out of him and allow him to show his skills on the park. Hopefully he can also allow me to show the best of me.
“If we can do that together and continue to build our relationship off the field, I think it will lead to good results and days on the field.
“Hopefully we can put our competitive edge together to try and get a Test series win. Both of us want to do that. We’ve spoken long and hard about it.”
England have been the dominant among the two teams ever since Jones took over as they are on a eight-game winning streak against the Wallabies that includes a three-game series whitewash when they last toured Australia in 2016.