|Weight||113kg (17st 11lb)|
|Caps||Tests: 0 Saxons: 3|
Appearing in all five matches in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship pointed the way ahead for George Kruis, one of the brightest young forward prospects in England.
Educated at St John’s, Leatherhead, he learned the game at Dorking RFC from the age of seven and went on to represent London & SE U18. He made his debut for Saracens in the LV= Cup match against Northampton Saints at the end of 2009, having joined the club in July that year. By late January 2014, he had figured in 48 Premiership games, including 20 in 2011-12 and 15 last season.
A versatile forward, George was born in Redhill and played twice during England’s U20 RBS 6 Nations campaign in 2010, coming off the bench against Italy and Ireland to underline his excellent form for Saracens in the A League. He was the side’s player of the season for 2009-10.
Mark Mapletoft, the U20 head coach at the time, said: “George was unlucky not to feature more for us during the Six Nations. He has been a consistent performer for Saracens and shown flexibility playing at No.6 and in the second row. His work rate is great and he's a good ball carrier."
George was on loan to Bedford Blues for the 2010-11 Championship campaign and has also spent time on loan to Barking. He signed an extended contract with Saracens in 2013 and, on his debut, helped England Saxons to beat Ireland Wolfhounds 14-10 in Galway in January last year.
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Last updated: January 27, 2014