May 13, 2019
Best achievement of my rugby career so far - George
Jamie George has labelled Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup triumph as the best achievement of his career to date.
The Men in Black had to fight back from 10-0 down to record victory over Leinster at St James’ Park with Sean Maitland and Billy Vunipola dotting down.
It was an immense battle in the North East and George says it took a whole squad effort.
“This has been the best achievement of my rugby career so far,” he said.
“I’m feeling pretty bruised and battered, but absolutely elated. We’re the best club in Europe and have just won the best competition in club rugby – it’s a pretty good feeling.
“Over 40 players have been involved in matchday squads this season and we have a great squad and we showed that in those people who came off the bench last night.
“Leinster are an amazing team and they are so good when they get on the front foot so we had to try and steal their momentum and we did that with line speed and physicality.”
Sarries’ front row changed early on in the contest with Mako Vunipola and Titi Lamositele retiring to the bench injured.
Vincent Koch and Richard Barrington came on and were phenomenal alongside George who added: “We work so hard to be the best pack we can be.
“If you look at our strength in depth, we brought on Vincent Koch who is a South African tighthead and in my opinion one of the best tightheads in the world; Richard Barrington stays under the radar a bit but what a player he is. He’s won three European trophies and proved how good he is.”