England captain Jamie George hopes to pit in a perf to honour the memory of his late mum who died last week.  

The England captain’s mum Jane passed away last Wednesday after a battle with cancer.  

He joined the squad for an open training session at Twickenham last Friday, and has taken a full part this week.  

Now the 33-year-old hopes to honour her memory by regaining the Calcutta Cup for the first time in four years at Scottish Gas Murrayfield on Saturday.  

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He said: “It’s been really tough. My mum has been suffering with cancer for six or seven week. I found out about her cancer diagnosis on the same day I found out I was going to be England captain, so that was a pretty mixed day. 

"We’ve been going through a lot as a family for a long period.  

“The deterioration was really fast. I found out on Sunday about the fact that she was terminal, and she passed away on Wednesday [last week].” 

George said after discussions with his family, he decided he wanted to play. His family are making the trip north and will be in the stands at Murrayfield.  

“It’s what my mum would have wanted,” the Saracens hooker said.  

He added: “Wherever she is now she will be looking down telling everyone that is there that her son is the England captain. I know that meant a huge amount to her. 

"Whenever I’ve played, I’ve always wanted to make my family proud. It’s been a huge driver for me. That won’t change this weekend – it will probably be enhanced this weekend. It will be emotional for me.  

“My dad is coming up, my uncle and both brothers. It’s going to be great for them to be able to be there. It’s amazing what rugby can do in situations like this I suppose.”

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George now wants to put in a performance that will honour his mum’s memory – and make his family in the stands proud.  

“That has always been my motivation - making friends and family proud,” he added.  

“I want to win for her and I want to win in her memory as much as I possibly can but I’m fully aware that Scotland aren’t going to allow us to do that.  

“It would be an amazing story if it did, it would be an amazing situation for my family but regardless of the result, I’m going out there to make her proud, I’m going out there to make the rest of my family in the stands proud too.”