Jamie George rugby player
Jamie George rugby player

Jamie George

22nd Oct 1990 1.83m/114kg Hooker

A star in the making Jamie George has already represented England at Under-16, U18 and U20 levels and is a giant of a man and a powerful scrummager from the middle of the front row.

An academy graduate joined Saracens aged 14 and the hooker made his senior Saracens debut in November 2009 after a loan spell at Southend and carved out a regular spot in the matchday 23 in the 2010/11 season with the club winning its maiden Premiership title. His progress has rocketed since.

A further four domestic gongs and three European successes have followed while an England debut came ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in the warm up game against France at the Stade de France.

He made his 6 Nations debut off the bench against Scotland in 2016, also appeared against Italy and Ireland. Toured Australia last summer scoring a try in the 3rd test in Sydney.

With the national side, George has won two Six Nations, been part of a victorious 3-0 whitewash series in Australia and was a mainstay as Eddie Jones’ team equalled a world-record run of wins.

Despite producing the best rugby of his career he has the misfortune of playing in the same position as Dylan Hartley, in the loose where he can be as skilful as he is dynamic.

Despite being second choice hooker for England in the 6 Nations, George was selected in Warren Gatland's 41 man British & Irish Lions squad to New Zealand. George had made 17 caps for England at the time of selection.

In October 2017, George signed a long-term contract extension with Saracens, putting pen to paper to a new deal that will keep him in north London through to 2021.

George started all three tests against New Zealand for the British and Irish Lions with the series ending in a draw.

Now a regular starter for both club and country, George helped Saracens secure the Premiership and Champions Cup double during the 2018/19 season and was included in England's Rugby World Cup squad.

George went to his second World Cup with England in 2019, helping the side reach the final of the tournament in Japan taking his test cap tally to 48.

He heads into the Six Nations looking to add to his 18 caps in the competition.

Career

saracens Saracens
Hooker
2009 - present
england England
Hooker
2015 - present
Haileybury
Hooker
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Hooker
2017 - present
England Saxons
Hooker
2014 - 2017