Jamie George

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Jamie George
Full name Jamie George
Date of birth (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 26)
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
Current status
Current team Saracens
Playing career
Position Hooker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2009– Saracens 167 (120)
Correct as of 19 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2009–2010
2015–
England U20
England
20
17
(5)
(5)
Correct as of 18 March 2017

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 Aviva Premiership. He has also represented the England Rugby Team at under-16, under-18 and under-20 level.

Jamie Played at local team Hertford Rugby Football Club in his youth, until he was asked to join the Saracens Academy and was educated at Haileybury & Imperial Service College.

On 29 May 2015 George was promoted to England's extended 50-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. On 27 August 2015 George was picked for the 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Saracens[edit]

Jamie has played for Saracens since 2009 after he came through the Saracens academy.

2009–10 season[edit]

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

2010–11 season[edit]

The 2010–11 season is Jamie's first major season for the Saracens first team. He has played most of the season as an understudy to Schalk Brits who he describes by saying "He is a fantastic role model. I admire his approach to life and rugby and I have so much to learn from him".[3] So far this season he has made 20 appearances and scored two tries, helping Saracens to secure a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership.

2015[edit]

On 29 May, George was promoted to England's extended 50-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. George was included at the expense of Dylan Hartley, who somewhat ironically was axed from the squad following a four-week ban for head butting George during Saracens' Aviva Premiership semi-final victory on 23 May.[4]

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.[5]

International career[edit]

George was announced in Stuart Lancaster's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup[6] just 5 days after making his international debut against France [7] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Saracens". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/england/11639203/Jamie-George-Who-is-the-man-replacing-Dylan-Hartley.html
  3. ^ http://217.64.228.177/SquadsAndPlayers/EnglandUnder20s/JamieGeorge.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/12979550/stuart-lancaster-says-dylan-hartley-self-destructive-streak-cost-england-rugby-world-cup-slot-following-headbutt-ban
  5. ^ http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/story/265223.html
  6. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/news/lancaster-names-man-rugby-world-cup-squad/
  7. ^ http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/13633349.Former_Southend_loanee_Jamie_George_selected_in_England_squad_for_Rugby_World_Cup/?ref=rss

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