Hooker Jamie George boosts England hopes with hat-trick of tries as Saracens hammer Wasps

 
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Jamie George has played second fiddle for England behind Dylan Hartley (Source: Getty)

Saracens boss Mark McCall has talked up Jamie George’s chances of starting for England in next month’s autumn internationals after his half-trick of tries in his side's 38-19 victory over Wasps propelled them to the Premiership summit.

Wing Chris Wyles also touched down for the Allianz Park club, while fly-half Alex Lozowski added 18 points with the boot to inflict a fourth successive defeat on the struggling visitors.

British and Irish Lions hooker George has played second fiddle for England behind skipper Dylan Hartley, although with Saracens playing Northampton in the European Champions Cup on Sunday, McCall believes opportunity knocks for the 26-year-old.

“Playing well here was going to be important for him and playing well in the next couple of weeks is going to be important for him as well to get himself into Eddie Jones’ mind,” said McCall.

“We’re going up to Northampton on Sunday and Dylan Hartley will be starting so it will be an important game for Jamie.”

Victory moved Saracens from fifth to the top of the Premiership, one point clear of defending champions Exeter. Defeat left Wasps in 10th place, 10 points adrift of the top four.

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