BOX PROFILE: English Rugby's George Ford

George Ford in red green white striped rugby top

Get in there! Or something along those lines. Hello George!  

Hertfordshire boy George Ford was born in Oldham in London but grew up in the rural town of Harpenden. The 28-year-old currently plays fly half for the Leicester Tigers since 2009 with 4 years at Bath between 2013-17 before returning. 

 

 George Ford throws pass big thighs

Blue suede shoes - Ford plays fly half for the Leicester Tigers

George Ford on pitch white big thighs

Thigh's the limit  - George shows his skill on the pitch 

At only 16, Ford became the youngest ever player to fo professional in Rugby Union. In December 2009, he was nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year which was a featin itself at just 16.

Two years later in October 2011, he became the first English lad to win the title of World Rugby Junior Player of the Year, also becoming the youngest-ever winner of the award in the process.

  

George ford white top smile

No not Three Lions, this is RUGBY. Ford in the official England kit. 

George ford green top black socks

Fetch! George plays frisbee with an invisible dog

Traditionally the fly half is a slighter build than the scrum for example to give them that bit of extra speed but George certainly fills his kit with those thick thighs barely contained within his shorts

 

 George Ford clutches ball muscly arms

With those veiny arms and fiery demeanour, Ford is definitely one to watch 

 George Ford kicks ball blue top

Oof! Ford boots the ball in a covid empty stadium

 

In his already glittering  career, Ford played for the England Under 18s squad, then the Under 20s and finally made his debut for England against Wales in a Six Nations match against Wales in 2014. having started so young there's a lot of life in these rugby legs still to come! 

 

 George Ford red kit pitch

Bundle! Bulging biceps seem to be de riguer in rugger. 

Sam Dowler

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