George Skivington

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George Skivington
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Birth name George Skivington
Date of birth (1982-12-03) 3 December 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 2.0 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
School The John Fisher School
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

London Wasps
Leicester Tigers
London Irish


Correct as of 17 September 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008-2010 England Saxons ()

George Skivington (born 3 December 1982) is a former rugby union player and current coach. He played for Saracens, London Wasps, Leicester Tigers and London Irish. His position was 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.

Club career[edit]

Skivington joined London Wasps in 2003, In 2008 he signed a contract keeping him at the club until 2010.[1]

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.[2]

On 23 January 2012, it was announced that he would be joining London Irish from the start of the 2012/2013 season.[3]

International career[edit]

Skivington was called into the England Saxons side that defeated Ireland A on 1 February 2008.[4][5]

He later represented England Saxons at the 2008 Churchill Cup.[6]

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,[7] and again against Italy A.[8]

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.[9]

Skivington was called up to England's 2011 Six Nations Championship squad on 24 January 2011 as injury cover for Courtney Lawes.[10]


  1. ^ "Skivington signs new deal". Sportinglife. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Skivington, George. "Big Match Preparations". Living Rugby. Retrieved May 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Skivington to join Exiles next season". 23 January 2012. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "England Saxons squad for Ireland A match". RFU. 23 January 2008. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Saxons clinch Churchill Cup glory". ESPN Scrum. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "England Saxons beat Ireland A 17–13 at The Rec". ESPN Scrum. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Saxons too good for Italy 'A'". 7 February 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "England captures Churchill Cup with win over Canada". Ottawa Citizen. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Wood and Dowson among four call-ups for England". BBC Sport. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 

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