Jamie George

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Jamie George
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Birth name Jamie George
Date of birth (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Welwyn Garden City, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 17 st 11 lb; 249 lb (113 kg) [1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Saracens
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Saracens 167 (120)
Correct as of 19 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2010
2015–
2017
England U20
England
British and Irish Lions
20
27
3
(5)
(5)
(10)
Correct as of 18 June 2018

Jamie George (born 20 October 1990 in Welwyn Garden City, England) is an English rugby union player. He plays at hooker for Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership. He has also represented the England Rugby Team at under-16, under-18 and under-20 level.

George played for local team Hertford Rugby Football Club in his youth, until he was asked to join the Saracens Academy. He was educated at Haileybury & Imperial Service College.

Saracens[edit]

George has played for Saracens since 2009 after training in the Saracens Academy.

2009–10 season[edit]

In the 2009–10 season George made his debut for the Saracens first team. However this was the only appearance he was to make in the season. He continued his development playing for the Saracens Storm in the A league.

2010–11 season[edit]

The 2010–11 season was George's first season for the Saracens first team. He played most of the season as an understudy to Schalk Brits who he described as "He is a fantastic role model. I admire his approach to life and rugby and I have so much to learn from him".[2] SIn the season he made 20 appearances and scored two tries, helping Saracens to secure a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership.

2015 Saracens[edit]

George started the 2015 Aviva Premiership Final, and was the centre of added pressure and attention due to his promotion to the England squad. George responded well and starred during the match, running in one try from over 30-metres out, and passing the ball to Chris Wyles for his try.[3]

International career 2015 onwards[edit]

On 29 May 2015 George was promoted to England's extended 50-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. George replaced 66-test veteran Dylan Hartley in the squad after Hartley was suspended for head-butting George in a Saracens vs Northampton Saints fixture. [4]

George was announced in Stuart Lancaster's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup[5] just 5 days after making his international debut against France [6] during the World Cup Warm Ups, replacing Tom Youngs in the 48th minute.

In January 2016, George was announced in Eddie Jones' first senior England squad for the 2016 Six Nations Championship and made his Six Nations debut against Scotland, replacing captain Dylan Hartley in their 15–9 victory on 6 February 2016.

In 2017, he was selected as a member of the 41-man British and Irish Lions 2017 squad. George played six matches on the tour including all four tests, one against the Maori All Blacks and three against the All Blacks. The 32-10 win against the Maori All Blacks was his first international start having played all 17 of his England tests coming off the bench, a world record for most tests without a start. George played the full 80 minutes in the second test against New Zealand, setting up Conor Murray's winning try.

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