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George Kruis

Born: February 2, 1990 (age 31)

Weight: 18st 2lb (115kg)

Hometown: Guildford, Surrey

Position: Lock
George Kruis of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Irish at Allianz Park on January 03, 2015
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Sports Mole has 50 articles about George Kruis. Articles 1 to 40:
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Eddie Jones wants England to help repair rugby's damaged reputation
Thirteen Barbarians players have been charged with misconduct for breaking coronavirus protocols.
Oct 29, 22:08
Will Skelton pictured for Saracens in May 2019
Will Skelton latest player to leave relegated Saracens
Australia lock on the move to La Rochelle.
Jun 19, 20:54
George Kruis in action for England on March 9, 2019
George Kruis calls for introduction of medicinal cannabis
The England and Lions lock co-launched a cannabis oil company two years ago.
Mar 26, 17:52
George Kruis in action for England on March 9, 2019
Jamie George heaps praise on George Kruis ahead of possible Twickenham swansong
Kruis is weighing up a lucrative offer to play in Japan's Top League.
Feb 28, 22:26
Charlie Ewels pictured for England in February 2020
Charlie Ewels relishing competition for England second-row spot
Eddie Jones named five locks in his squad to face Ireland - Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury and Ewels.
Feb 27, 22:16
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Joe Launchbury "extremely proud" of recent England career despite reduced role
The Wasps forward was considered an automatic pick in England's back row from 2012 to 2015.
Feb 17, 22:42
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Eddie Jones focused on picking the "best 23" after five changes to lineup
Scrum-half Ben Youngs is demoted to the bench while Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler and Charlie Ewels also miss out.
Feb 6, 14:13
Owen Farrell in action for England on October 5, 2019
England surprise as Eddie Jones drops George Ford, names Owen Farrell at fly-half
Eddie Jones makes key tactical changes for quarter-final against Australia.
Oct 17, 07:48
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola, Jack Nowell return for England against Argentina
The powerful players have been missing from national duties for some time.
Oct 3, 08:25
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
Tearful Eddie Jones 'humbled' as England gear up for World Cup
The Australian is ready to carry the hopes of a nation at the World Cup.
Sep 21, 06:11
Owen Farrell during an England training session on September 19, 2019
England name full-strength side for World Cup opener against Tonga
Eddie Jones wants best side to start against Tonga.
Sep 20, 07:10
England's Maro Itoje walks off injured on February 2, 2019
England forward Itoje ruled out of Scotland showdown
The British and Irish Lion suffered a knee injury in the clash with Ireland.
Mar 11, 15:09
George Kruis pictured during England training on November 9, 2018
Italy could chuck anything at us, warns England lock Kruis
Azzurri are on a 20-match losing streak in the Six Nations but Kruis says England will not underestimate them.
Mar 8, 13:23
England's Eddie Jones pictured on November 10, 2018
Jones classes officials' meetings as 'waste of time' after Underhill's ruled-out try
England were denied victory over New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.
Nov 13, 22:01
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Injury rules George Kruis out of England's remaining autumn internationals
Kruis was replaced by Charlie Ewels in the 66th minute of the 16-15 defeat at Twickenham.
Nov 13, 14:20
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England lock George Kruis dropped for Australia clash
George Kruis is one of a number of players to be overlooked for selection ahead of England's second Test of the Autumn International series against Australia.
Nov 14, 15:43
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Marcus Smith named in 33-man England training squad
Jonathan Joseph, Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis and James Haskell all miss out on England's 33-man training squad, while Marcus Smith and Tom Dunn are included.
Sep 22, 09:34
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Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
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Report: England trio set to miss out on British and Irish Lions squad
England trio Joe Launchbury, Jonathan Joseph and Dylan Hartley could reportedly miss out on the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand.
Apr 17, 21:22
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George Kruis ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury
England lock George Kruis will miss the entire Six Nations campaign having been told that he needs surgery on knee ligament damage.
Feb 5, 20:14
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George Kruis a doubt for England Six Nations opener
England lock George Kruis is expected to miss his side's Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham having sustained knee ligament damage.
Feb 1, 20:38
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Joe Launchbury given two-week ban for kicking an opponent
England will be without first-choice lock Joe Launchbury for their upcoming games against Argentina and Australia after he was handed a two-week ban.
Nov 21, 19:27
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Joe Launchbury cited for alleged kick
England lock Joe Launchbury is cited for an alleged kick on Fiji centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma during his side's 58-15 victory at Twickenham.
Nov 20, 19:50
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George Kruis backs Maro Itoje to fill in at flanker
Saracens and England lock George Kruis insists that Maro Itoje is capable of switching positions to fill in for James Haskell during the Autumn Internationals.
Oct 4, 22:39
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Owen Farrell in at fly-half, George Ford out for England
England coach Eddie Jones drops George Ford and names Owen Farrell at fly-half for the first Test with Australia.
Jun 9, 10:23
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Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
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Martin Johnson backs Maro Itoje, George Kruis for Lions role
Martin Johnson backs England's Grand Slam-winning second row pairing of Maro Itoje and George Kruis to play a key role for the Lions next summer.
Mar 21, 15:41
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Eddie Jones pleased with England attitude
England head coach Eddie Jones praises his side's attitude after getting off to a winning start with a 15-9 victory over Scotland in the Six Nations.
Feb 6, 21:14
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George Kruis: 'Saracens must carry momentum into Toulouse clash'
George Kruis calls on Saracens to bring their Aviva Premiership form into the start of their Champions Cup opener against Toulouse.
Nov 8, 16:02
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Mark McCall: 'Returning England players were magnificent'
Mark McCall praises the performances of Saracens' returning English players as they beat Northampton Saints.
Nov 8, 14:03
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Report: England pick George Kruis over Dave Attwood in World Cup squad
Stuart Lancaster reportedly opts for lock George Kruis over Dave Attwood for England's World Cup squad.
Aug 26, 22:57
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England winger Chris Ashton facing Rugby World Cup axe?
A report claims that Bath Rugby winger Semesa Rokoduguni will keep Chris Ashton out of England's Rugby World Cup squad, as Stuart Lancaster announces his latest cull.
Aug 7, 11:51
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George Kruis pens Saracens contract extension
England second-row George Kruis becomes the latest player to commit his long-term future to Saracens.
Apr 15, 12:32
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England duo Mike Brown, Courtney Lawes return to face Scotland
England pair Mike Brown and Courtney Lawes are recalled for the team's Six Nations clash with Scotland.
Mar 11, 16:13
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Graham Rowntree excited by return of "special" Courtney Lawes
Graham Rowntree believes that England will be boosted by the potential return of the "special" Courtney Lawes against Scotland.
Mar 11, 02:54
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Preview: England vs. Italy
Sports Mole previews this weekend's Six Nations clash between England and Italy at Twickenham.
Feb 13, 07:15
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Stuart Lancaster names unchanged team for England's Six Nations Italy clash
Stuart Lancaster keeps the same side and bench for England's Six Nations clash against Italy.
Feb 12, 09:49
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Stuart Lancaster "excited" about England team to face Wales
Stuart Lancaster says that he is "excited" about the England team that he has selected to face Wales in their Six Nations opener on Friday.
Feb 4, 10:33
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England name Danny Cipriani, Nick Easter on bench for Six Nations Wales clash
England name Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter on the bench for Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
Feb 4, 09:50
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Saracens lock George Kruis receives three-week ban for dangerous tackle
Saracens lock George Kruis is given a three-match ban after pleading guilty to committing a dangerous tackle on Gloucester Rugby's David Halaifouna
Jan 14, 12:10

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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