Welwyn Garden City’s Jamie George named in Eddie Jones’ England squad for Six Nations

PUBLISHED: 13:18 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:36 20 January 2017

WGC-born Jamie George has signed a multi-year deal at Saracens. Picture: MATT IMPEY - WIRED PHOTOS

WGC-born Jamie George has signed a multi-year deal at Saracens. Picture: MATT IMPEY - WIRED PHOTOS

2015 Matthew Impey

Welwyn Garden City’s Jamie George has been included in England’s 34-man squad for the upcoming RBS Six Nations.

The Saracens hooker, who has amassed 12 international caps, is one of 20 forwards picked by Australian head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the 2016 grand slam winners’ defence of the trophy.

George has been in Jones’ plans since he took charge in November 2015, frequently featuring during 2016, a year that England notched 13 straight victories across the Six Nations, summer tour to Australia and home Autumn internationals.

Thus, the Twickenham side are in the midst of a 14-match winning streak, equalling England’s successful spell recorded by the 2003 World Cup winning team under Sir Clive Woodward.

England begin their Six Nations campaign against France at Twickenham on February 4. Kick-off is 4.50pm.

Squad: Forwards: Nathan Catt (Bath Rugby), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tommy Taylor (Wasps), Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints).

Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Marland Yarde (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).


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