Professional rugby union lock player, George Kruis was a crucial member of the 2019 England Rugby World Cup team that reached the final against South Africa and is also a current player for the Saracens. Having made a total of 54 appearances for the England National Team, Kruis has established himself as a leader within his field of expertise - making him a highly regarded speaker for covering topics including teamwork, leadership and mental resilience.
He began his amateur career at Barking RFC where his team became successful at the U17 National Cup and also enjoyed a period where he the captain to the Surrey Under 18 Squad. He was selected for London and South East U18s where he started every game as a member of the second row. As the captain of the team, he managed to score a total of three tries in the final game against South West U18s. It was in 2008 when he was invited to trial with the Saracens before he was signed on a two-year professional contract in 2009.
With his career budding early, George was named the Saracens Storm Player of the Year only in his first year of play for the A-Team. His continued success meant that he was named the Aviva Premiership Man of the Match in a 2012 match against London Wasps, Man of the Match in a game against Leicester Tigers and once again in a Heineken Cup match against Munster. Throughout his domestic career, Kruis has made over 160 appearances for his club and has scored an incredible 55 points.
International, George has also made a name for himself as an impressively skilled player. He made his debut as a replacement in a match against the All Blacks in 2014 before going onto becoming selected as the country’s first-choice lock. Having scored the opening try against Scotland in the 2016 Calcutta Cup, George secured himself a place in the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand as a key member of the starting line-up.
George Kruis has amassed a huge amount of knowledge surrounding effective teamwork, leadership and achieving peak performance throughout his rugby career. He is able to bring his admirable can-do and team-player attitude to any corporate or sporting event to make revolutionary changes within the audiences he addresses.