- Aug 31, 1992
- Bedford (England)
Despite being just 20-years-old, Jamie has already proved himself as a vital asset for the Saints not only for the years to come, but for the present. Born just down the road at Bedford, the wing is already a first-team regular and has also represented England at U18 and U20 level.
Having made his Saints bow against Saracens in the LV= Cup, Jamie made a try-scoring Aviva Premiership Rugby debut on the wing against Sale Sharks in 2011.
He made it back-to-back scores a week later against London Irish and carried his scoring form into England U20's 6 Nations winning campaign, crossing in the opening win against Wales.
Injury disrupted the remainder of Jamie's season but he returned with a bang, scoring a brace of tries as the Saints beat Saracens in his first appearance of the 2011/12 season and repeating the trick for the Saints' Heineken Cup visit to Castres in December.
Jamie was sounded out for the LV= Breakthrough Player of the Season, too, and while inury would again hamper his first team involvement, a period of rest a recuperation did him the world of good heading into the current campaign.
A try in the win over Dragons earned Jamie back-to-back LV= Breakthrough nominations and he would follow that score up with 10 in his next 16 Premiership matches.
That scoring run - including a hat-trick against Sale - meant Jamie was named Saints Young Player of the Season, as well as the top try scorer in black, green and gold for 2012/13.