BOX PROFILE: English Rugby's George Ford
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.
Blue suede shoes - Ford plays fly half for the Leicester Tigers
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.
No not Three Lions, this is RUGBY. Ford in the official England kit.
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.
With those veiny arms and fiery demeanour, Ford is definitely one to watch
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!
Bundle! Bulging biceps seem to be de riguer in rugger.
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