Otago prop George Bower made 10 appearances for the Crusaders in 2019, but was officially named in the 38-man squad in 2020. An agile and skilful front rower, who has the ability to play either side of the scrum.
George was born in Wellington but first played provincial rugby for Otago back in 2014. It was 2018 before he returned to the provincial side, and the following year he was making his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders against the Chiefs.
George featured in the North v South game in September 2020, before being called into the All Blacks squad for the Tri Nations in Australia, as prop cover for Joe Moody.
He became All Black #1194 when he made his Test debut against Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium in 2021. To date, George has 11 Test caps to his name.