England vs. Wales: Jamie George says he wants to take “fans on a journey.”
According to Jamie George, England wants to take “fans on a journey” by drawing inspiration from the men’s cricket team.
In the recent Ashes series, Brendon McCullum’s players tied 2-2 with Australia, and their attacking style impressed many spectators.
Hooker George felt it was “about time” England got “Twickenham bouncing” against Wales on Saturday.
“We want to take the fans on a journey with us over the next few months,” hooker George said, according to BBC Sport.
“I am a big cricket fan, and I am enjoying the journey we have taken with the England cricket team.”
“I think the way Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes have done that is incredible.”
England’s rugby squad was booed off the field after losing to South Africa in what turned out to be Eddie Jones’ final game in charge in November.
England has lost four of their last six matches since Steve Borthwick came over as head coach, and their most recent game at Twickenham was a record home defeat against France.
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England suffered a disheartening 20-9 loss to Wales in Cardiff last weekend, and another setback this Saturday would be a huge concern as they prepare for their first World Cup game against Argentina on September 9 in Marseille.
George, one of six Saracens players picked to the starting XV on Saturday, believes the squad wants to make amends and reawaken fan interest.
“I think we’re going to get people out of their seats at Twickenham, which is about time,” George continued.
“As players, we are fully aware that it has not been good enough over the last two years, and we must ensure that this Twickenham stadium is bouncing.”
“I am very confident that they will be very excited about what they see this weekend and going forward.”