George Skivington (London Irish)

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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Living The Dream In McDonalds Brings Back A Laugh

Living The Dream In McDonalds Brings Back A Laugh

Living The Dream In McDonalds Brings Back A Laugh

I finally laughed after the pain of defeat in the Aviva Premiership final in the unusual surroundings of a motorway McDonalds.

As you would imagine, I hadn’t been feeling great since Wayne Barnes blew the final whistle on Leicester’s 30-23 defeat by Harlequins at Twickenham.

I had been sitting in a cramped Ford Fiesta on the motorway that was full of ‘stuff’ as me and my family began our move from Leicester to London Irish.
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Final Match As A Tiger

Final Match As A Tiger

Final Match As A Tiger

It’s now only a matter of hours until I play in the final of the Aviva Premiership in what will be my last ever game as a Leicester Tiger.

It’s been an honour to be part of this club so, as you can imagine, this could be an emotional day.

It is an amazing feeling to walk out at Twickenham with the blokes you have worked so hard with all year - and see 80,000 faces looking back at you.

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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

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