George Kruis hangs out with England squad ahead of his role at Rugby World Cup

Former England Rugby Star George Kruis Joins Red Rose Camp

Former England rugby star George Kruis, aged 33 and with 45 caps to his name, retired in 2022 after an illustrious career that included an 11-year stint with Saracens, followed by a period in Japanese club rugby. Kruis is set to make appearances with the England national team during the upcoming World Cup.

Weight Loss Banter and Lineout Expertise

During his time away from international rugby, Kruis underwent a significant weight loss transformation, prompting some light-hearted banter from the team. However, his presence brings valuable expertise to the squad. Attack coach Richard Wigglesworth noted that Kruis contributes to the team’s lineout strategies. He often collaborates with Steve Borthwick behind closed doors, dedicating hours to refining the lineout menu and aiding the callers. Kruis’s familiarity with many of the players makes his return even more valuable to the team.

England Gears Up for a Different Challenge

England is preparing to face Japan in a match that promises a distinct challenge compared to their previous encounter with Argentina. Japan’s playing style emphasizes width and pace in their attack, setting the stage for a high-tempo game. According to Wigglesworth, this presents a valuable opportunity for the England team to adapt to a different style of play and further hone their skills.

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