George Skivington

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George Skivington
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Date of birth (1982-12-03) 3 December 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)[1]
School Wimbledon College & John Fisher School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

2003–2010
2010–2012
2012–
Saracens
London Wasps
Leicester Tigers
London Irish

125
(45)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– England Saxons

George Skivington, born 3 December 1982 in Warrington, England is a rugby union player for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He plays as a lock.

He attended Wimbledon College and then moved to John Fisher School in Purley, also attended by fellow Ex-Wasp and England winger Paul Sackey; and Scotland prop Kyle Traynor.

International career[edit]

Skivington was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.[2][3]

He later represented England Saxons at the 2008 Churchill Cup.[4]

On 28 January 2010 he was named captain of the England Saxons side to play Ireland A at Bath's Recreation Ground on Sunday 31 January. He led his team to a 17–13 victory,[5] and again against Italy A.[6]

Phil Dowson's call-up to the full England squad saw Skivington also lead the Saxons throughout their victorious Churchill Cup campaign in summer 2010.[7]

Club career[edit]

Skivington joined London Wasps in 2003, In 2008 he signed a contract keeping him at the London Wasps club until 2010.[8]

On 14 April 2010, it was announced that he would be moving away from Wycombe to join Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers at the end of the season. His final game for Leicester was the Premiership final at Twickenham against Harlequins.[9]

On 23 January 2012, it was announced that he would be joining London Irish from the start of the 2012/2013 season.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "England Saxons squad for Ireland A match". RFU. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Saxons clinch Churchill Cup glory". ESPN Scrum. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "England Saxons beat Ireland A 17–13 at The Rec". ESPN Scrum. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Saxons too good for Italy 'A'". Scrum.com. 7 February 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "England captures Churchill Cup with win over Canada". Ottawa Citizen. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Skivington signs new deal". Sportinglife. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  9. ^ Skivington, George. "Big Match Preparations". Living Rugby. Retrieved May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Skivington to join Exiles next season". london-irish.com. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 

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