It is alienating to see the wealthiest areas around the globe come to a massive standstill. We are in the middle of a deadly pandemic, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world.
It is alienating to see the wealthiest areas around the globe come to a massive standstill. We are in the middle of a deadly pandemic, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. Streets that once buzzed with activities are witnessing dead drop silence.
To keep spirit lively and spread some smiles, we thought about sharing a lovely extract of the conversations with Jamie George, the well-renowned English Rugby player.
Coping with COVID-19
The Saracens hooker, Jamie George on his Rugby Union weekly podcast opened up about his lockdown fitness, inspirational teammates, and the story behind the name of his adorable pet.
Upon asked about his lockdown routine, Jamie, like most of us stuck at home, has managed to develop his fitness routine. Even though he seemed quite comfortable with the lockdown, he couldn’t have compromised on his weight during this period.
Though lockdown means extra time at home, he is happy to spend it with his Hungarian fur buddy, Otamendi. He finds it pretty relaxing to take Otto out for a walk every day for an hour. Isn’t walk time with our pets something we all look forward to while being locked down at home? Pretty relatable, I guess. Jamie further recalls the fact that we wanted to call his pet, Wesley but with the consent of his partner, they amicably got down to the name Otto, short for Ottoman.
Commenting on Eddie Jones’ forecast about the 2023 World cup team being 60% different than the team back in 2019, George hopes that he would still be a part of the team. He recollects all those times when he got lucky and trusts his physical strength as a hooker completely. He is ambitious about getting on the upcoming Lions tour 2021, to South Africa.
Speaking about Saracens, he fondly remembers his teammates Schalk Brits and John Smit. Brits joined the same year Jamie went full-time, and Smit arrived later for a couple of years. Though they had different styles of play, John Smit is the best scrummaging hooker Jamie has ever played with, in life.
Smit was a fantastic leader and Schalk had some insane abilities on the loose. Jamie made a sincere effort to let them rub their best on him, one attribute that has led him so far up in the Rugby Union. We adore how he expresses his gratitude towards his teammates.
Moving back to questions about the lockdown, Jamie makes assumptions about how his teammates would be coping with the isolation. Richard Barrington, a friendly bloke and an absolute legend must be enjoying some rugby time with beer. On the contrary, in George’s opinion, Beauden Barrett must be losing his mind slowly, and would soon urge for zoom meetings with the team.
Mako Vunipola, another dear friend to Jamie George, would be happy to be at home with his little one, doing absolutely nothing, the father-son duo. Though isolation can get challenging at times, Jamie hopes we all come out of this more reliable, and he cannot wait to get back to his Rugby Union meetings.