Sep 20, 2018
200th appearance: Jamie George
Brad Barritt, Schalk Brits, Kris Chesney, Neil de Kock, Alex Goode, Richard Hill, Richard Wigglesworth, Jackson Wray, Chris Wyles - all members of the Saracens 200 club and they’re set to be joined by another.
When Jamie George walks out on to the pitch on Sunday, it’ll be his 200th Saracens appearance and at just 27-years-old, he still has plenty of years before his total is complete.
George made his debut for the club as a replacement in the LV= Cup in 2009 but it was the following season where he managed to force his way into Brendan Venter and Mark McCall’s thinking, appearing in the matchday squad eight times before starting for the first time against Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup.
The Hertfordshire-born front rower was unused as Saracens won their first Premiership title at Twickenham in 2011 but he was gaining great experience in his early 20s working alongside fellow hookers John Smit and Schalk Brits.
Smit departed in 2013 leaving George with the opportunity to fight for the number two jersey with Brits and after healthy competition for two years, George earned his first international cap for England before scoring in the 2015 Premiership final win over Bath.
Another league title followed in 2015/16 after being part of Sarries’ first ever European Cup triumph; the second coming a year later in Edinburgh.
A tour with the British & Irish Lions came in 2017 and George capped off the campaign following with his fourth, Saracens’ fifth, Premiership success.
Moving to the current term and George opened the Men in Black’s try account with a score at Newcastle Falcons and is set for a memorable afternoon at Allianz Park this weekend.
Everyone at Saracens would like to congratulate Jamie on his achievement.