England scrum-half Danny Care has given his squad a glowing tribute ahead of facing Ireland, saying they’re the best he’s ever played with.
The 30-year-old, who came off the bench to score two tries against Scotland last Saturday, will ride the pine again this week in Dublin.
But he doesn’t mind about that as he’s had front-row seats for his side’s impressive showings, as they go for successive Grand Slams.
“I think as a team it’s definitely the best I’ve ever been a part of,” he told Sky Sports ahead of a mouth-watering Aviva Stadium fixture.
“You look around the changing room and there are a lot of world-class players in a lot of positions.
“Everything seems to be clicking and going in the right direction. It’s not just our attack or our defence, it’s everything.
“The set-piece, the boys up front are doing an unbelievable job setting the bar there, giving us some fantastic ball.
“George Ford and Owen Farrell as a combination seems to be working brilliantly. And you look at Maro Itoje. He’s still only 22 but plays like he’s a 100-cap veteran.”
He added: “But we won’t get ahead of ourselves and the aim is to be No 1 in the world and we still have a lot of work to get there.
“Winning that next game will be a huge achievement for us first. Eddie has talked about success and failure and how quickly it can turn to failure.
“We want to be successful and want to win as many games as we can. We’re not thinking about records and all our focus is about winning a Grand Slam.”