Graeme and Julie Blamire better fire up their Cumbrian caravan as their son Jamie is starting against the world champions at Twickenham.
On the 340-mile, six-hour drive from Seaton, near the Lake District, fingers will be crossed that all goes well in the face of the most formidable challenge in the game: the front row of the Springboks; both of them.
Amid the flashy things, Blamire on Saturday against Australia scored his sixth England try, becoming the first striker to score in four consecutive England Trials, this is great rugby.
Jamie Blamire (above) starts against the world champions at Twickenham
In just his fifth career start, the others against Cardiff, Gloucester, Bristol and Leicester, the last on March 23, 237 days ago, hooker Blamire is unlikely to flinch.
“It’s the biggest challenge, time to sink or swim,” Nick Easter, the former England No. 8, now Blamire’s defense coach at Newcastle, told Sportsmail.
‘What a test. He will be licking his lips. He’s a tough guy from Cumbria.
‘There is a little difference when starting out. It’s the build-up, the excitement, you usually face a better front row to start with, although with this mob we don’t know which set is better! ‘
Blamire scored his sixth try for England during the Fall Nations Series game between England and Australia on Saturday (top)
As a result, he became the first striker to score in four consecutive England Trials.
Blamire grew up playing rugby league at Seaton Rangers, in the town of 5,000 he was born in near Workington.
At 15 he tried marriage at Workington Zebras and immediately impressed, a year later he joined Newcastle Falcons High School at Pennines in Gosforth.
There he was changed from pillar to prostitute so that he could show his clear talent as a running back, what he learned playing league more openly, and be a fourth rower. Through it all, he has been a graft man.
“It came from the right place if you want a little courage,” says James Ponton, the manager of the Newcastle academy who saw it.
Born: December 22, 1997 – Seaton, Cumbria
Position: Whore Height: 6ft 1in Weight: 17 ° 11lbs
6 attempts: 1 against USA, 3 against Canada, 1 against Tonga, 1 against Australia
6 attempts for England, twice as many starts for Newcastle (3) in his three seasons there.
March 28 – Blamire’s last outing in any game – for Newcastle in the Premiership against Leicester.
From the age of 16 he was destined as ‘Player of the England Academy’, you could see his potential, how physical he could be.
“ He went up to Tynedale, where it’s a shock to the system. In National One there are a lot of guys with experience. When it started, it wasn’t having the impact it had on the under-16 level.
“It’s a very different game, slower, more physical, with people on the field where they shouldn’t be while getting up from the scrums.
“It could be a revelation for South Africa, only at a lower level!”
Easter has also been impressed.
“What was obvious when I first came to Newcastle was his athleticism, change of pace, footwork, ability to stand, catch and pass, which comes from his experience in rugby league,” he explains.
“He has a good engine and he is also good on the track.”
But it is his determined will that stood out. Starting at 16, he was throwing 500 balls a week to hone his skills at the lineout – Blamire is more than just a sensation at scoring attempts.
“He probably quadrupled his Twitter followers, with all the GIFs and memes!” Easter laughs after her hooker’s recent scores.
“He’ll know that’s probably low on the priority list for prostitutes.”
Having added more ‘armor on top’ to be able to physically cope, Blamire made a try-scoring debut for England against the USA in the summer and then hit a hat-trick the following week against Canada. .
That’s when Father Graeme, whose company builds greenhouses, toured the M6 with his wife Juile. They parked their caravan on the outskirts of London for a week, unsure if Jamie would play, cruising through the great smoke and then watching him win two internationals.
In his fifth career start, the others against Cardiff, Gloucester, Bristol and Leicester, the last on March 23, 237 days ago, hooker Blamire is unlikely to flinch.
Nick Easter (above), the former England No. 8, now Blamire’s defense coach at Newcastle, says he will lick his lips at the opportunity on Saturday.
Maybe they could park in the back with Range Rovers and that this week! laughs Ponton.
It will not be just Blamire’s parents, but Newcastle, the North, and a nation behind him on Saturday in hopes that he can spread the word about the Boks Bomb Squad.
“I endorse it,” Easter concludes. But if he doesn’t act, you have to show faith, don’t write him off like Mathew Tait in 2005.
“ They have designated him as a 2023 and 2027 World Cup player, I see that too, and this is the type of game you have to include him in. ”