Simon Shaw predicts unlikely England star to captain Lions

England and Wasps legend Simon Shaw has picked out hooker Jamie George as his lead candidate to lead the British & irish Lions against South Africa in 2021.

Although born in Kenya, Shaw represented England on 71 occasions in an international career that spanned over 15 years.

“I quite like the look of someone like Jamie George,” revealed Shaw to the The Rugby Paper.

“He’s understated and I think that would suit the Lions. He reminds me of Rory Best in the fact he’s so level-headed and can live in the moment.

“He is a good tactician, but not all singing, all dancing player. He’d be a steady option I think.

“It’s never a bad choice to have a hooker as captain.”


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Autumn Nations Cup Team of the week | Round 2

BACK-THREE

15. Liam Williams (Wales) – Back in his favoured position of full-back, he seemed on a mission to run the legs off Georgia throughout. He made a lot of metres and gave Wales a dash of X factor.

14. Louis Reez-Zammit (Wales) – A first Test start for the teenager, and surely the first of many Wales caps. Claimed his first try at this level with a nice finish and put in a gliding run that saw him bewilder the Georgian defence.

11. Jonny May (England) – Hadn’t touched down for England since February but clambered above Keenan before producing one from his 22 for the scrapbook.


CENTRES

13. Virimi Vakatawa (France) – The powerhouse centre bullied his way through for the only try of the contest at Murrayfield. He made 81 metres from his 8 carries.

12. Gael Fickou (France) – The co-captain was industrious and showed great leadership within a young backline throughout at Murrayfield. Made a lovely little inside pass in the build up to Vakatawa’s try.

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