Post a Comment Print Share on Facebook

Six Nations: Jamie George new England captain, six novices called up

Saracens hooker Jamie George was named the new England captain on Wednesday by coach Steve Borthwick who called up seven rookie players in his squad of 36 players to prepare for the next Six Nations Tournament, which begins with a trip to February 3 in Italy.

- 6 reads.

Six Nations: Jamie George new England captain, six novices called up

Saracens hooker Jamie George was named the new England captain on Wednesday by coach Steve Borthwick who called up seven rookie players in his squad of 36 players to prepare for the next Six Nations Tournament, which begins with a trip to February 3 in Italy. George, who has 85 caps, is one of the few players who is absolutely assured of his place as England go through a period of transition following captain Owen Farrell's decision to retire from international rugby. The uncapped players are Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter), Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins), Ethan Roots (Exeter), Oscar Beard (Harlequins), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton), Tom Roebuck (Sale) and Fin Smith (Northampton) . Northampton full-back George Furbank and Bath scrum-half Ben Spencer, whose last appearance was in the 2019 World Cup final, have been recalled, but prop Kyle Sinckler, who is announced at RC Toulon next season is a notable absentee.

“Building on what the England team achieved at the last World Cup, I have selected a group that offers great continuity and experience, while allowing the talent to be developed. a number of new players and less experienced players,” commented Borthwick.

Adding on George’s appointment as captain: “Jamie has been a respected leader within this group for a number of years. He is an influential and discreet character, who has excellent tactical understanding and sets high standards, while building strong relationships with those around him. These qualities, coupled with his experience as captain of Saracens and the British and Irish Lions, put him in a good position to lead the team.”

Avants : Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 18 sélections), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 107), Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 3), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Sale Sharks, 41), Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins, 0), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 5), Theo Dan (Saracens, 7), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 15), Ben Earl (Saracens, 25), Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 58), Jamie George (Saracens, 85, cap), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 7), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 11), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 76), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 88), Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 3), Tom Pearson (Northampton Saints, 1), Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs, 0), Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 33), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 30)

Arrières : Oscar Beard (Harlequins, 0), Danny Care (Harlequins, 96), Elliot Daly (Saracens, 64), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, 0), Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs, 0), George Ford (Sale Sharks, 91), Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3), George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6), Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 21), Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 11), Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks, 0), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 57), Fin Smith (Northampton Saints, 0), Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 30), Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby, 4), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 31)

Avatar
Your Name
Post a Comment
Characters Left:
Your comment has been forwarded to the administrator for approval.×
Warning! Will constitute a criminal offense, illegal, threatening, offensive, insulting and swearing, derogatory, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, personality rights, damaging or similar nature in the nature of all kinds of financial content, legal, criminal and administrative responsibility for the content of the sender member / members are belong.