Jamie George: Saracens hooker ruled out of England’s Autumn Nations Series Test matches | Rugby Union News


England hooker Jamie George has been ruled out for 10 weeks after picking up a foot injury in Saracens’ victory over Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership last weekend

Last Updated: 04/10/22 2:42pm

Jamie George is out of England's autumn internationals due to injury

Jamie George is out of England’s autumn internationals due to injury

Jamie George has been ruled out of England’s Autumn Nations Series matches after suffering a foot injury.

The hooker sustained the injury while playing for club Saracens in their 51-18 win over Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership at the weekend.

Saracens announced on Tuesday that George is expected to be sidelined for 10 weeks with the injury, meaning he will miss England’s matches against world champions South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Japan in November.

“Jamie George suffered a foot injury during the match against Leicester Tigers at the weekend,” a statement posted on Saracens’ website side.

“It is expected that he will be out for around 10 weeks, returning in early December.”

George, who has won 69 caps for the national team, started in all three Tests against Australia in the summer as England secured a 2-1 series win against the Wallabies in their own backyard.

England’s Autumn Nations Series fixtures

England vs Argentina Sunday, November 6 at 2.15pm
England vs Japan Saturday, November 12 at 3.15pm
England vs New Zealand Saturday, November 19 at 5.30pm
England vs South Africa Saturday, November 26 at 5.30pm

The 31-year-old was named in Eddie Jones’ 36-man training squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series games too, but his injury means Luke Cowan-Dickie will likely take the No 2 shirt for those matches.

Also waiting in the wings behind the Exeter Chiefs hooker is uncapped Harlequins player Jack Walker.

The former England U20 international received his first call-up from Jones for the series in Australia during the summer and was again included in the squad for this autumn’s matches.





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