George Skivington (London Irish)

Rugby Initiation Ceremonies Hard To forget

Rugby Initiation Ceremonies Hard To forget

Rugby Initiation Ceremonies Hard To forget

"I got such a battering that the head of strength and conditioning banned them on the spot!"

New London Irish player George Skivington says rugby may be in a professional era now but the amateur era initiation ceremony still survives.

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Irish At The Races

Irish At The Races

"a dozen of the London Irish squad went to the races"

George Skivington blog on his move to London Irish - "It’s always unusual when you move clubs but it has been made a little easier here by the fact that there are so many new faces."

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Thanks For The Blast

Thanks For The Blast

Thanks For The Blast

It’s not really until you stop playing with a bunch of guys that you realise how much they mean to you.

As I enjoyed a final fling with the Leicester Tigers boys in a pub before packing up and leaving town, it suddenly dawned on me what I would be missing.

I am not normally a person who shows his emotions around blokes.

I tend to get my head down, get on with things and treat life in a very pragmatic manner – like lots of bloke do I imagine.

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Player Profile

George Skivington (London Irish)

PLAYER BIOG:

Name: George Skivington
Club: London Irish
Position: Lock
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 18st
Years in the professional game: 10

TEN QUESTIONS

What is your dream position on the field and why? Second Row – for the glamour of course!

Who is the hardest bloke you have ever played with?  Julian White

Was your professional debut memorable or forgettable? Memorable-scored the winning try vs Stade Francais!

What are your redeeming features - physical? My nose!

What are your redeeming traits - personality? Hard working

Best moment in rugby? Scoring the winning try vs Munster in Heineken Cup

Worst moment in rugby? Losing final to Saracens 2010

Are you angry or a sulker in defeat? Sulker

Which rugby player do you admire most from past or present? Lawrence Dallaglio

Where was your best rugby-related night out? Toulouse(after Heineken Cup game)

THREE THINGS

Three things you like? 1) Country Music 2) Beer 3) Great food

Three things you hate? 1) How softly the country is run 2) DIY 3) People without manners

Three things you want? 1) Unlimited funds 2) A holiday home 3) To learn Spanish

Three things you regret? 1) Not taking French further at school 2) Not playing that hand in Vegas 3) Scratching my old Mercedes

Three things that need doing at home? 1) Tidy The Garage 2) Tidy the Spare Room3) Clean the Car