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Farrell was among the stand-out performers in the 12-19 Twickenham loss against Wales, as was Tuilagi – who returned to the England team for the match, meaning Farrell switched to fly-half.
And while comparisons to Jonny Wilkinson are being limited among those in the England set-up, Tuilagi had no qualms about giving his international colleague the highest accolade of all.
“I’m very impressed with Owen. He can inspire the team the way Jonny Wilkinson did,” said Tuilagi, who will be hoping to help England back to winning ways against France in Paris next Sunday.
“I played with Faz in the England Under-18s. I know him pretty well. He’s a good lad and cool-headed, so I’m not surprised he’s really confident to kick the points and win games for England.
“For a young guy coming into the team to produce a performance like he did against Wales is just what you want from your players. I’m really proud of him.”