Six Nations 20-19: England v Scotland
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 16 March Kick off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland, Also live text commentary about BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app

England’s Jonny May has hailed the effects of Joe Cokanasiga after his fellow winger’s display against Italy.

The 21-year-old impressed with his speed and power on his first Six Nations start since England ran in eight attempts in Twickenham on Saturday.

“He is brilliant now and he’s simply going to get much better. I am pleased that we’ve got him.”

May possibly added on BBC Radio 5 Live:”It is brilliant for your team and it’s really brilliant for me, as being around a person like Joe enables you to improved .”

Cokanasiga scored a try on his first England beginning last fall against Japan and again another week against .

Along side Manu Tuilagi he lit-up Twickenham at the weekend, also his own first one-handed ball-carrying, volatile speed and line-up play with full-back Elliot Daly catching the attention as he looks to reserve a place at England’s World Cup squad.

“When I see him carrying it out one-handed I presume, I am not going to use this, however, that I think too it shows optimism,” added May. “It shows he’s a 21-year-old guy out there who’s out there on the pitch expressing himself.

“That is good for him because that is his match. This is the way you’ve must beat international level – play your way.

“Joe’s actually a serious quiet guy across the camp, but he’s starting to open .

“I get on with him well – that I play pool , we have a match of killer . He is absolutely confident. Just because he’s quiet does not mean he isn’t confident in what they could do.

“Every player within our back has their particular strengths and their own match, and there’s a huge degree of respect between each one of us.

“the greater each of the plays, the higher the quality goes. It’s terrific for your team and ideal for the person.”

England meet Scotland in Twickenham on Saturday having a triumph and a Welsh loss to Ireland earlier in the day in the day to procure their first Six Nations name as 2017.

But May says the team’s attention won’t be on Cardiff despite the consequences of that game on their hopes.

England celebrate try

“There is a bigger purpose to what we’re doing this, which is the worldcup.

“We can go away feeling good about ourselves in this campaign regardless of whether we win the tournament or not. If we pay the operation we want against Scotland we are able to feel good about ourselves.

“Honestly, it could go in any event. When we spoke about Wales’ past two games being Scotland off and Ireland athome we thought they can as readily lose twice as triumph .

“Before we meeting the first match is ordinarily on the television, and you might grab the very first 10 minutes. After that I’ll flip my phone onto air plane style and begin focusing on what I need to do and the team needs to do.

“Everybody will differ. But on the bus on the road to the ground a few will soon be refreshing their mobiles to find out exactly what the score is, some boys wont even have observed the beginning of game.

“The principal thing is doing what’s suitable for you personally. We will need to receive our very best performance out no matter of what goes on from Cardiff.”


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