Jamie George: ‘A British Lions tour gives you an increase in energy’

The Saracens hooker is one of three excellent candidates vying for the starting No2 shirt in New Zealand, and he believes the competition will be beneficial

Jamie George has won 17 England caps but has yet to start an international. The finisher may turn starter for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer with the hooker, for once, not understudying the captain.

George has had Dylan Hartley in his England way with leadership overcoming form, but the Lions, well stocked with captains, took the other route and the Saracen will be competing with Rory Best, the Ireland captain, and Wales’s Ken Owens for the starting position at hooker in the first Test.

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