WORCESTER Warriors star Ben Te’o can provide struggling England with a “more dynamic” edge to their attack if shifted to inside centre.

That’s the view of ex-England ace Jeremy Guscott who has urged national boss Eddie Jones to “ditch” the George Ford-Owen Farrell axis in favour of the “explosive” Te’o in midfield.

Ford and Farrell have teamed up regularly at 10 and 12 respectively for England with Te’o and Jonathan Joseph battling for the number 13 position.

But after backing up their 25-13 defeat to Scotland with a 22-16 loss to France in Paris this weekend, Guscott has called for change ahead of England’s Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday (2.45pm).

“Enough is enough,” said Guscott in his weekly column in the Rugby Paper.

“It’s time for Eddie to ditch the George Ford-Owen Farrell axis and play a more direct, route one game to utilise the explosive attacking prowess of Te’o.

“Yes, it has worked at times with Farrell outside Ford but come on, we’ve had enough of this.

“Ford has become increasingly anonymous in games and Farrell is clearly the best fly-half in the country. Eddie needs to stick him at 10.

“Why not be more dynamic and put Te’o at 12 and get him straightening up the line.

“So what if defenders know what is coming, they’ve still got to stop someone who is 6ft 3in and 17st running really quickly.”

Guscott is a big advocate of Te’o and believes the Warriors powerhouse can be “man of the match every time” if he plays to his full potential.

“Mathieu Bastareaud has been outstanding in the last couple of matches (for France),” Guscott said.

“You know what’s coming but it is seriously difficult to stop, especially when they’re pumped and playing well.

“Te’o could do the same for England.

“He is a player with a good enough skillset to be man of the match every time he plays – if he wants – it just seems he’s got to want it more.

“He made a great break but poor execution with the pass saw the move break down, although not many of these players can pass accurately under pressure.

“It’s their responsibility to be the best they can every time they go out and play with an intensity that absolutely blows the opposition off the field.”

Guscott, who represented his country 65 times between 1989 and 1999, felt England’s attacking play was “too passive” against France.

“Too often players seemed to be lacking communication and have poor execution in the England attack,” the 52-year-old added.

“You just have to run straight sometimes and not over complicate things which England did time after time when they were on the front foot.

“The attack play was too passive and players were all over the place at times which slowed it down.

“England don’t have a specific attack coach and we are starting to see the results of that.”