Old Reigatians was the starting point for George Head, whose dad Nick not only took him down to the club at the age of three but later taught how to scrummage. A specialist loose head prop, he joined the Harlequins Academy at U15 level and captained Tonbridge School to victory in the NatWest Cup.
His most memorable moments were being presented with his England U15 and U18 caps. He played against Wales in the younger age group two years ago and made his debut at the older level against Scotland at Lightfoot Green, the home of Preston Grasshoppers, last month.
Away from rugby, George plays golf and while growing up his idol was Luke Donald, the English golfer who was best player in the world. He also enjoys cycling, likes to watch darts and supports Fulham Football Club. His best rugby-playing friends are James Gulliver and Gareth Stephens, who were both with Harlequins and his U18 squad mates Cadan Murley and Andy Christie. His family’s previous sporting distinction was when his uncle played hockey for Great Britain in the Sydney Olympics.
Val d’Isère is his top holiday location and his favourite music is chilled rap and also that of Sampha, a singer, songwriter and record producer. As for films and TV, Inbetweeners are his unanimous choices, roast beef is the dish he likes best and FIFA wins the vote in terms of computer games. He regards himself as ‘fun, energetic and kind’ and his proudest contribution off the rugby field was going to Sri Lanka to help build a classroom.
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Last updated: 30 August 2017