- Eddie Jones has defended "outstanding" England captain Dylan Hartley amid speculation the hooker could be left out of the British and Irish Lions squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand. Lions boss Warren Gatland is due to name his squad on April 19, with fierce competition for the number two jersey. "Dylan's done a really good job but he knows he's under pressure from Jamie George," warned Gatland on BBC radio on Sunday. "There's also Rory Best, who's done well with Ireland and Ken Owens (of Wales)." Jones made Hartley captain despite the Northampton front-row's appalling disciplinary record. "Dylan is an outstanding captain," Jones told a Twickenham news conference. "I’m not discussing Lions selection but he is an outstanding captain for us and does a super job."