Gloucester coach tips Burns for national side
Gloucester director of rugby, Nigel Davies, believes fly-half Freddie Burns has now proved he is ready to play for England.
The mercurial playmaker had a hand in all three of his side's tries during Sunday's win against London Welsh, playing a pivotal role as Shane Monahan, Tom Savage and Shaun Knight crashed over the Exiles try-line.
The number 10 spot is one of the most hotly-contested in the England set-up, with lingering doubts over what type of tactics coach Stuart Lancaster wants his team to employ.
Burns is currently one of the form fly-halves in Premiership and Davies believes his attacking instincts could benefit the national team.
"I have worked with a lot international 10s and he is certainly up there that's for sure, and the fact he has been able to mature at this level for a couple of years has certainly helped him," Davies said. "As a 10 it's not all about you, it's about the team and how you run the team and he is starting to do that for us now."