- Jun 29, 1986
- Apia (Samoa)
A 25-year-old centre, George joined the Saints after making his reputation as a fast, skilful and powerful player with Auckland-based Super Rugby outfit The Blues.
It didn't take long for this reputation to stick at the Saints and a phenomenal debut season culminated in both the Saints Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Season awards, not to mention the ESPN Dream Team number 13 shirt.
After five years at North Harbour – for whom his brothers Tusu and Ken also debuted - George impressed in the 2010 ITM Cup while playing for Taranaki.
Although regarded highly as a counter-attacking full back, George finished the year as Samoa's first choice outside centre, making his debut in the Pacific Nations Cup in June and starting against Ireland, England and Scotland during the Autumn Internationals.
After a World Cup debut with the islanders too, George made a superb start to his time in black, green and gold, scoring tries on his first two Saints starts and
creating several more with his blend of physicality, outrageous footwork and handling skills.
After his first season with the club, George is now not only an integral part of the Saints midfield, but also widely renowned as one of the top centres in Aviva Premiership Rugby.
International honours continue to mount as well and it was George who scored a spectacular try at the Millennium Stadium which propelled Samoa to victory over Wales and into the top eight of the IRB Rankings.