Eddie Jones has paid tribute to Ben Youngs who on Saturday will become England’s most capped scrum half.
Youngs will win his 85th cap against Scotland, surpassing Danny Care, and England’s head coach hailed the achievement.
“It’s fantastic,” said Jones. "It takes a lot of dedication and hard work and is something I’m sure he and his family will be very proud of, and I’m sure he will do the shirt great justice at the weekend.”
England head into the final round with a chance of lifting the Guinness Six Nations title, but will need Ireland to beat Wales earlier on Saturday and then defeat Scotland at Twickenham Stadium.
And Jones believes Wales will be in for a tough time against the defending champions in Cardiff.
“It’s a fascinating close to the tournament,” said Jones.
“You have three teams who can win it, Wales are a very good team, very well coached and great credit to them for what they have done, but they are starting to look a bit tired.
“They have made more tackles than anyone else in the tournament and they are playing against an Ireland side that seem to be peaking at the right time. I’m sure the crowd is going to help Wales overcome that tiredness but it’s going to be a great game.”
Jones has made four changes to the side and is confident the starting XV will finish the 2019 Six Nations on a high. Ben Moon, Mark Wilson, Henry Slade and Jack Nowell all come in for their Championship finale.
On Moon, he said: “We feel Ben Moon will be best to start the game and Ellis Genge who did exceptionally well for us last week will come off the bench. The same with Mark Wilson and Brad Shields.”
On Nowell, he added: “Jack Nowell is back to full fitness so he comes into the side for Joe Cokanasiga. We were very happy with Joe last week and he will continue to develop as a very good player for us."