5 Things to Know About England Debutant George Furbank

England boss Eddie Jones has handed Northampton full-back George Furbank his international debut in his team to face France in the Six Nations on Sunday.

Here are five things you should know about the Northampton Saints fullback.


Where it all started

He was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in 1996 and grew up playing for Huntingdon Stags RFC from the age of 5 to 16. At the time, he attended Kimbolton School where he was an avid cricketer and played in the hockey and football teams.

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Position changes

Being a big lad when he was younger, Furbank actually started off as prop when he first started playing. Dropping the weight he then had stints at centre and fly-half before becoming a fullback.


National League roots

Unlike the majority of internationals these days, the fullback didn’t come through as a regular in the England age-grades, making Sunday the first time he’s donned the red rose. Instead, he learnt his trade playing in the National Leagues with Cambridge RUFC on loan from Saints, scoring nine tries in 32 appearances.



Breakthrough

The speedster broke into Northampton’s senior side during the 2018/19 campaign, making 18 appearances that season and claiming the Club’s Player of the Month award for February.


Hobbies

The fullback loves a bit of golf and has unlimited film card at Cineworld.

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