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Date of Birth
185 cm
95 kg
George Bridge

George was born and raised in Gisborne but moved to Canterbury as a teenager to play age grade rugby and to join the Crusaders Academy. He was Canterbury's Under 19 player of the year in 2014, played for the NZ Under 20 team in 2015, and was first selected for the Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup team in 2016, where he scored five tries in eight matches and helped the team to the Premiership title. 

With eight tries for the Crusaders in 2017, including hat tricks against both the Stormers and Cheetahs, George quickly made himself a frontrunner for selection with the Crusaders coaches and was awarded Crusaders Rookie of the Year. He made his All Blacks Test debut in November 2018, against Japan in Tokyo, and went on to represent New Zealand at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 2022 is George's sixth season with the Crusaders.