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Chris Robshaw will not continue as England captain under new head coach Eddie Jones, with Dylan Hartley a leading contender to replace him.
Harlequins flanker Robshaw was captain throughout Stuart Lancaster’s reign and in 42 of his 43 England games.
Joe Launchbury of Wasps has been tipped as a future skipper, but it is thought Jones wants a more confrontational character to lead the side.
Hartley was dropped from the World Cup after being banned for a head-butt.
It was the latest in a long list of disciplinary issues for the Northampton hooker, who has been suspended a total of 54 weeks in his career
However, the 29-year-old’s total of 66 England caps makes him one of the most experienced players available to Jones heading into the Six Nations, which starts on 6 February.