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London Irish lock George Skivington announces retirement

Published 22/06/2016

London Irish forward George Skivington has been forced to retire because of injury
London Irish forward George Skivington has been forced to retire because of injury

London Irish lock George Skivington has retired from rugby with immediate effect due to a shoulder injury.

The 33-year-old joined Irish from Leicester in 2012, while he also enjoyed a long and successful spell with Wasps, during which time he was part of four Premiership title-winning squads and two victorious Heineken Cup campaigns.

Skivington, who also represented England Saxons, was London Irish captain before injury laid him low early last season.

In a statement released by Irish, Skivington said: " I would like to say thank you to all those who have supported me throughout my playing career.

" Wasps, Leicester and London Irish have all been great environments in which to play my rugby, and each club has been a unique experience.

"I have been proud to captain London Irish during the last three seasons, and I know the club is in good shape to return to the Premiership at the first time of asking."

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