Frustrated coach Eddie Jones admitted the writing may be on the wall for some of his men after a 24-15 loss to Ireland – their third of the Six Nations – yesterday.
Goode was commentating on the Top 14 on Sky this afternoon when he was asked which players Jones was referring to.
And he believes one of them could be 31-year-old skipper Dylan Hartley.
Quizzed on who could get the chop, Goode said: “That’s a very good question. It’s hard to answer.
“There’s some older players in the squad that perhaps he looks at. You’ve got to look at the England captain Dylan Hartley.
“Does he have enough in the tank in terms of going forward to the World Cup? Is his form good enough to be England captain? I don’t think it is.
“That’s where you have to look at the top first and that filters down.
“Ultimately we’ve missed Billy Vunipola massively. Our attack hasn’t been great but also with it we got absolutely destroyed at the breakdown.
“You have to look at that as well and there’s a lot of things to work on for Eddie Jones.”
Hartley admitted after the game he had a ‘dirty taste’ in his mouth after the defeat.
He said: “Individual discipline was poor. It leaves a dirty taste in the mouth to lose the last game in the tournament.
“In the grand scheme of things, we’re on a journey and are learning about ourselves.
“It’s not a great thing to lose three games but it gives us a reality check and it keeps us honest and hungry.”
Source : EXPRESS