Ben Kay believes that the Eddie Jones led side will witness the set piece lift off being demanded by the England coach with the return of George Kruis for this RBS Six Nations.
Kruis suffered a broken Cheekbone on Christmas Eve when his club side, Saracens went head-on with Newcastle. With a definite progress made in his recovery, Kay reckons that he and the rest of the England lineout can go onto greater heights.
Kay who won 62 caps for England said:
“The set-piece is already good, but they can take it to another level.
“They’re a lot better lineout side with George Kruis in there. He gets a bit of stick from the Sarries boys for being Steve’s child, but they’re better with him in. They’ve got fantastic athleticism.”
Kay also dwelt on the England Coach, Eddie Jones who according to him is very good at pushing players in a psychological way. According to Kay, Jones had one trick of letting players know the reason why they didn’t make the squad. The reasons were actually strengths of the players and not weaknesses.
Kay also believes that every other thing falls in place when the set-piece is fixed up right, taking note of the minute details much more than others do and at the beginning of it all.
During the RBS Six Nations, Ben Kay will perform as part of the Accenture Analysis Team.
This weekend when the Six Nations begin, France and England would go head to head in their opening match.
For England who has not lost for more than a year now, they will look to grab a Tier One record of 18 successive wins which would be sealed in Dublin with a Grand Slam win.