George Chuter

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George Chuter
George Chuter ruck (cropped).jpg
Full name George Scala Chuter
Date of birth (1976-07-09) 9 July 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Greenwich, London, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb) [1]
School Trinity School of John Whitgift
University West London Institute
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Youth clubs
Old Mid-Whitgiftians
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2000
2000 – 2014
Saracens
Leicester Tigers
92
292
(45)
(70)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006 – 2014 England 24 (5)

George Scala Chuter (born 9 July 1976 in Greenwich, London) is an English rugby union ex player who played at Hooker for Leicester Tigers.

Biography[edit]

Chuter was born in Greenwich. He first started playing as a 12-year-old, when he went to Trinity School of John Whitgift in the London Borough of Croydon.[2] He quickly established himself at hooker. He went on to play his club rugby for Old Mid-Whitgiftians and gained representative honours for the London Division U18 side.

Club career[edit]

He was invited to trial for Saracens F.C. at the age of 19, where he played for five years.

Chuter took a year off and decided to travel in the U.S. and Australia;[3] he was in Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games. On returning he signed for Leicester Tigers in December 2000.[4] After the departure of Richard Cockerill in the summer of 2002, he competed with Dorian West as first choice hooker.

In the 2006–07 season, Chuter played in the final of the Guinness Premiership[5] and Heineken Cup.[6]

Chuter started in the final of the 2008–09 Guinness Premiership[7] and 2008–09 Heineken Cup.[8] Chuter started in the final of the 2009–10 Guinness Premiership.[9]

International career[edit]

In 1994–95 Chuter won his first cap for England Colts against Scotland and also went on that year’s summer tour to Canada. In 1998 he made a try-scoring debut for England A against France A at Tours, and in the same year went on the senior England 'tour to hell' against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa,[10] featuring in the uncapped match at Invercargill against New Zealand Academy.[2]

In 2003 he was back in the England reckoning, and in 2004 was a member of the England A squad at the 2004 Churchill Cup in Canada.[11] He was then selected for the Elite Player Squad but a second citing in October resulted in his missing the opportunity to take part in the November Tests.[12] Chuter made his debut against Australia during England's 2006 Tour of Australia.[13]

Sporting a full beard, he featured in the 2007 World Cup squad,[14] battling with Mark Regan for the role of first-choice hooker. Chuter was a used replacement in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ "Unhappy Chuter shocks Saracens". BBC. 10 July 2000. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Chuter in surprise English comeback". ESPN Scrum. 15 December 2000. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Premiership final". BBC. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  6. ^ "Heineken Cup final: Leicester 9–25 Wasps". BBC. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  7. ^ "Leicester 10–9 London Irish". BBC. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  8. ^ "Leicester 16–19 Leinster". BBC. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  9. ^ "Leicester 33–27 Saracens". BBC. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  10. ^ "Dawson captain for England tour". BBC. 12 May 1998. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  11. ^ "Tigers Trio Fail Tricky Churchill Exam". Leicester Tigers. 20 June 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  12. ^ "Tigers pair banned". BBC. 20 October 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  13. ^ "Australia 34–3 England". BBC. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  14. ^ "Tindall & Hodgson miss World Cup". BBC. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  15. ^ "World Cup final 2007". BBC. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 

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