Saracens hooker Jamie George on isolation and England selection

George has said he is 'quite enjoying' lockdown (PA Images)
George has said he is 'quite enjoying' lockdown (PA Images)
10:34am, Wed 08 Apr 2020
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Saracens hooker Jamie George says he's 'quite enjoying' the lockdown.

The Gallagher Premiership is currently suspended with bosses attempting to find a way to end the season.

For George, that means finding a way to train at home.

"Isolation’s alright actually. Weirdly I am quite enjoying the lockdown. I managed to get a very makeshift gym installed into my garage. 

"If I hadn’t done that I could have put on 20kg during this lockdown! I am trying to turn it the other way," he told the BBC's Rugby Union podcast.

Alongside playing club rugby at Saracens, George has played internationally for England since 2015. 

Head coach Eddie Jones, who has just signed a deal that sees him through to the next World Cup, said this week that 60 per cent of the current England squad wouldn't feature at that tournament.

George admitted it would be tough for him to make the cut.

"It is going to be tough. I will be 32 by the time of the next World Cup, but a lot of players are still playing international rugby late into their 30s and my position at hooker it is a bit generous to older players so hopefully I can cling on in there. I have good grip strength!

"Anything on top of my career so far, I have been very lucky, would be great to be honest."

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