After 18 consecutive appearances for England from the bench, Jamie George made his first international start against Samoa at Twickenham Stadium in November 2017.
Educated at Haileybury and the son of Ian, a former Northampton Saint, London Welsh and Barbarians scrum half, Jamie had made his Test debut off the bench for Tom Youngs against France in Paris in August 2015.
His first Rugby World Cup appearance was against Uruguay two months later and he started all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions against the All Blacks in New Zealand in 2017.
Jamie’s first England start followed that autumn, with the first Six Nations start for the hooker coming in a 22-16 defeat against France in 2018.
He also came off the bench in England’s other Six Nations games during the 2018 campaign, before being given a starting berth for the three Tests on the summer tour to South Africa.
Born in Welwyn Garden City, Jamie first laced up his boots at five years old, poached three tries in four games for England U18.
He has graduated through the England U16, U18, U20 and Saxons teams and played against Ireland Wolfhounds and Scotland A in 2014.
He went on to appear 20 times for the U20 side and played in the Junior World Championship in 2009 and 2010. He captained London & South-East U16 and the Saracens A team.
He scored an opportunistic try in the 2015 Aviva Premiership Rugby final at Twickenham, summing up his many talents.
His side duly won the title for the second time, the second piece of silverware Jamie had got his hands on having been part of the squad that had lifted the silverware four years earlier in 2011.
A third Premiership triumph followed in 2016 for Jamie and Saracens when they beat Exeter Chiefs 28-20 at Twickenham, while he played an integral role in his side reclaiming the trophy in 2018.
5 points - 1T
2015 F(R), I(R) World Cup - U(R) 2016 S(R), It(R), I(R), A(2R,3R), SA(R), Fj(R), Arg(R), A(R) 2017 F(R), W(R), It(R), S(R), I(R), Arg(R), A(R), Sam 2018 It(R), W(R), S(R), F, I(R), SA (1,2,3), SA (R), NZ (R), JPN, A.
Lions: 2017 NZ(1,2,3)
Last updated: 16 January 2019