September 18, 2021

George scores treble as England ease past Georgia

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England defeat Georgia comfortably at Twickenham in visitors’ first-ever trip to home of English rugby; Saracens’ Jamie George makes history by becoming first England hooker ever to score a hat-trick, while Wasps flanker Jack Willis scores try on his Test debut

By Michael Cantillon

Last Updated: 14/11/20 4:54pm

Jamie George notched a history-making hat-trick as England dispatched Georgia at Twickenham Jamie George notched a history-making hat-trick as England dispatched Georgia at Twickenham

Jamie George notched a history-making hat-trick as England dispatched Georgia at Twickenham

Jamie George became the first England hooker in history to score a hat-trick as Eddie Jones’ charges coasted past Georgia 40-0 at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Jack Willis notched the opening try of the day on his Test debut, before George scored twice at the back of dominant rolling mauls and full-back Elliot Daly completed the first-half scoring for a 26-0 lead at the interval.

It took England until just shy of the hour mark to add to their lead, when George – for the third time at the back of a rolling maul – went over for his hat-trick score.

As well as being the first England hooker ever to notch a treble, George is only the third starting hooker in the history of the sport to score a hat-trick after Ireland’s Keith Wood vs USA in 1999 and Argentina’s Julian Montoya for Argentina vs Tonga in 2019.

Replacement scrum-half Dan Robson completed the scoring with 12 minutes left, having notched England’s sixth and final try.

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