23 September 2015
London Irish can today confirm that George Skivington will remain Club Captain for the 2015/16 campaign.
The lock forward is entering his fourth season with London Irish, and his second as Club Captain, after signing for the Exiles back in 2012.
During his career Skivington has captained the England Saxons and guided the team to victory in the 2010 Churchill Cup. He joined the Exiles from Leicester Tigers and prior to this he spent eight seasons at Wasps where he won both the Heineken Cup and Premiership titles.
Tom Coventry, London Irish’s new Head Coach stated that Skivington is the right player to lead the Exiles this season. “Since taking over at London Irish 10 weeks ago I have paid great attention to how the players carry themselves, their actions and their values. George is a player that leads by example and commands the respect of his peers around the group. He is the right player to lead this group of men this season and will be well supported by the senior leadership group.”
George Skivington, who will make his 60th appearance for the Club when he leads London Irish out against Harlequins this Friday 25th September, commented saying: “It is a privilege to be named captain of this Club for a second season as we head into an exciting new era. We have new coaches and new players and the extended pre-season period has played a big role in gelling this squad of players together. I will relish the opportunity to captain the team this season and look forward to firstly the Cunningham Duncombe series and secondly the start of the Aviva Premiership against Leicester”.