George hails Taylor ahead of 100th

Date published: April 14 2017

Saracens hooker Jamie George praised versatile back Duncan Taylor ahead of the Scotland international’s 100th game for the club on Sunday.

The champions will travel to Milton Keynes to tackle Northampton Saints at the Stadium MK, with hooker Jamie George set to captain the side.

And before the away game George paid tribute to Taylor, who starts at inside centre this week, and also 18-year-old second-row Nick Isiekewe.

“There’s Duncan Taylor’s 100th game, he has been incredible in pretty much every game he has played for Saracens and we’re hoping to put on a good show for him as well,” the hooker told Saracens’ official website.

“There’s also Nick Isiekewe’s first Premiership start, he’s 18-years-old and physically he’s a bit of a freak so I’m very excited to see him out there.”

George added on the prospect of facing the Saints: “Whenever you play against Northampton their set-piece is always something that they pride themselves on.

“They have a big scrum-threat and love to maul as well. They can maul all the way up the pitch from their exits and into your 22.

“I think another big threat of theirs is how effective they are when they get into your 22. I think they’re top of the stats in terms of conversion rates of points when they get into your 22.

“We’re aware of that threat and think the most important thing is to manage that field position and make sure we stay on top of the set-piece.”