Jamie George may have captain Dylan Hartley ahead of him in the England pecking order, but the hooker hasn’t given up on earning a starting role.

George came off the bench in every single game of the Red Rose’s victorious 2017 RBS 6 Nations campaign, and has always impressed with his game

When emerging from the replacements on 54 minutes in the final-round loss to Ireland in Dublin, the 26-year-old broke the record for the most Test appearances without a start – 17 to begin his England career.

George knows he faces an uphill battle to dislodge skipper Hartley, who has led Eddie Jones’ men to back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles, but has targeted doing exactly that in the next couple of years.

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