Jamie George
Birth nameJamie George
Date of birth (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 33)
Place of birthWelwyn Garden City, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight17 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
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U20
British and Irish Lions
Correct as of 26 October 2019

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 English Premiership. He has also represented the England Rugby Team at under-16, under-18, and under-20 level, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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.


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

2009–10 season

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

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] In the season he made 20 appearances and scored two tries, helping Saracens to secure a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership. He was a replacement as Saracens won their first Premiership title.[3]

2015 Saracens

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.[4]

2020 Saracens

In July 2020, George signed a new three-year contract with Premiership side Saracens. However, his deal implies that he would play in Championship next season, after his club was relegated following breach of salary cap.[5]

International career 2015 onwards

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. [6]

George was announced in Stuart Lancaster's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup[7] just 5 days after making his international debut against France [8] 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.

International tries

As of 22 September 2019 [9]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Football Stadium 2016 Tour of Australia 25 June 2016 Win 44 – 40
2  Italy London, England Twickenham Stadium 2019 Six Nations 9 March 2019 Win 57 – 14
3  Tonga Sapporo,Japan Sapporo Dome 2019 Rugby World Cup 22 September 2019 Win 35 - 3

Personal Life

He is an Aston Villa fan.[10]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Saracens". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
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  3. ^ "Leicester 18-22 Saracens". BBC. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Super Saracens stifle Bath to lift Premiership title".
  5. ^ "Jamie George: England hooker signs new Saracens contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Jamie George: Who is the man replacing Dylan Hartley?".
  7. ^ "Lancaster names 31-man Rugby World Cup squad".
  8. ^ "Former Southend loanee Jamie George selected in England squad for Rugby World Cup". Echo.
  9. ^ "Jamie George". 7 July 2019.
  10. ^ "BBC Radio 5 live - Rugby Union Weekly, Birthday suits and a master chef". BBC. Retrieved 17 April 2020.