Kruis impressed with Itoje talent

Kruis impressed with Itoje talent

George Kruis has admitted there is seemingly no end to Maro Itoje's talents after a stunning rise in the sport for the youngster.

Itoje has had a 2016 to remember so far having helped Saracens achieve a European and domestic double, while being part of the pack which helped England win their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2003.

Sarries team-mate Kruis, who has also impressed alongside the 21-year-old, believes Itoje can continue to rise in the game and has no concerns if the lock is moved to the back-row by head coach Eddie Jones as injury cover for James Haskell in November.

He was quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "Maro has got the work rate and he's very physical. There's not much he doesn't have to be honest. If he wanted to play fly-half he probably could.

"He's a very talented player and if it benefits the team to have him there, then that's the right position for him.

"At Saracens he's played six a few times. Eddie obviously has a plan of what he wants and if it's right for the team, that will be the case."

England kick-off their autumn international campaign on November 12 when they welcome South Africa to Twickenham.


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