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Watch: Sale Sharks' George Nott feels at home with Chester RUFC

Former King's School pupil back at Hare Lane on dual-regisration after being named in England U20 elite squad

Sale Sharks prospect George Nott is enjoying his spell with Chester RUFC after returning to Hare Lane on dual-registration.

The 19-year-old lock, who has been named in the England U20 elite player squad for 2016, has linked up with Chester as part of his development.

Aviva Premiership club Sale have high hopes for former King's School pupil Nott, who made two appearances for the Sharks in 2014-15.

Nott came through the ranks at Chester and is happy to be plying his trade on familiar terrority.

"I'd like to think other clubs were interested but it was the only club for me that I wanted to come to," he told Sharks TV.

"I had a lot of history here and as a kid this is where I started and this is where I love playing at Hare Lane and I've really enjoyed my time here

"I know a lot of lads as well and it's nice to come back and play with them and we've got a good chemistry."

Nott was unable to save Chester from defeat at the weekend as Jon Aby's men went down 22-14 at home to Sandal.

"It was a third loss at home and it's something we really need to improve our home form and we've let the fans down," said Nott.

"We played well at times but again didn't come out with the win."

Nott is a supporter of the dual-registration system, explaining how it allows young players like himself to gain valuable senior experience.

The link-up with the Sharks has benefited Chester with Ciaran Parker and James Mitchell, both part of the first-team set up at Sale, spending time at Hare Lane.

Nott said: "It's really important. It can get quite demoralising week in, week out just holding bags for the team who are playing on a Saturday at Sale

"It's good for us young lads to get out, get a bit of game time and improve our skills."



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