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Gloucester on the verge of shock appointment of former England Saxons star

GLOUCESTER RUGBY are reportedly on the verge of appointing former England Saxons star George Skivington as their new head coach.

According to RugbyPass, the Cherry & Whites are set to appoint the 37-year-old to replace Johann Ackermann, who departed the club last month to take over Red Hurricanes in Japan.

He played for Saracens, London Wasps, Leicester Tigers, London Irish and England Saxons. His position was lock, and he captained both London Irish and England Saxons.

As a coach, Skivington has highlighted the importance of player character and overall group contribution, communication and the value of squad competition for places

Whilst still playing, Skivington acted as assistant coach at Ealing Trailfinders from 2014 – 2016. Helping Ealing gain promotion from National 1 League in 2014/15 and a successful campaign in the championship in 2015/16.

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After his playing retirement from London Irish, Skivington was immediately appointed as Forwards Coach there.

Skivington was also an assistant coach for the Samoan National rugby team in 2015 for the historic game against the All Blacks in Apia Samoa on 8 July 2015 where they narrowly lost 25-16. Skivington was then part of the Samoan coaching team for the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup and the 2015 World Cup in England.


Sir Ian McGeechan selects his 41-man Lions squad for 2021 tour

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In a year’s time (coronavirus permitting) Warren Gatland will announce his squad for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa. 

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan has selected the star studded squad he’d pick to take on the world champions.

Back-three (8)

Josh Adams, Andrew Conway, Elliot Daly, Stuart Hogg, Jordan Larmour, Jonny May, Anthony Watson, Liam Williams.


Centres (5)

Jonathan Davies, Robbie Henshaw, Sam Johnson, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi

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