‘It’s not a huge leap’: Jamie George says England can be Six Nations contenders

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  • Captain believes squad can rise to the challenge
  • ‘We know we have got a huge amount of growth left’

England’s captain, Jamie George, says his unbeaten side can be genuine Six Nations title contenders despite the stiffer challenges still awaiting them. Having squeezed past Wales and Italy by two and three points respectively, England now have to go to Scotland and France, and face an in-form Ireland at Twickenham, but George believes his squad could yet rise to the challenge.

“I don’t think it is a huge leap,” said George, whose squad had won only three of their previous 10 home games. “Obviously we have got three difficult games coming up but I don’t think we are in a place to say it needs to be a quantum leap to get a load better. We are two from two and we know we have got a huge amount of growth left in the squad so our focus is on making sure we optimise that. The fight and the character, to come out on the positive end of that result, is a huge step for us.”

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Written by Robert Kitson at Twickenham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/10/its-not-a-huge-leap-jamie-george-says-england-can-be-six-nations-contenders under the title “‘It’s not a huge leap’: Jamie George says England can be Six Nations contenders”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.