Dylan Hartley confirmed as England new rugby captain
Hartley, 29, has served more than a year’s worth of bans for offences ranging from eye-gouging and biting to verbally abusing a match official.
One suspension cost him his place on a winning Lions tour in 2013. Another led to his removal from England’s World Cup squad this year.
Yet Jones is a big fan of the abrasive forward, who has won 66 caps since his debut back in 2008 and is understood to have earmarked him for the job, with Mike Brown his second in command.