George Skivington (London Irish)

Good week to be London Irish Captain

Good week to be London Irish Captain

"World Cup-winning prop C J Van Der Linde’s arrival this week was a hint of things to come"

George Skivington is happy with developmenta at the club as there are changes on and off the pitch which point to a more stable and successful future.

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Captain Skivington on James O'Connor

Captain Skivington on James O'Connor

"The signing of Aussie international James O'Connor by London Irish raised a few eyebrows"

London Irish captain George Skivington gives his impression of how the Australian exile is fitting in at his new club.

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Summer training at London Irish sees additions to the squad

Summer training at London Irish sees additions to the squad

Summer training at London Irish sees additions to the squad

"Potent mix for a side that is hungry to win things. We have lots of new boys"

After a summer of peaceful relaxation mixed with sheer and utter chaos George Skivington has been back at training with the London Irish squad, which has a lot of new faces in it.

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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