George McGuigan

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George Patrick McGuigan
Birth name George McGuigan
Date of birth (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb)[1]
School Gosforth Academy
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Newcastle Falcons
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2009 Darlington Mowden Park ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers
Newcastle Falcons
Correct as of 27 May 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ireland U18
Ireland U20
England Saxons

George Patrick McGuigan (born 30 March 1993)[2] is an English rugby union player who plays for Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership Rugby. His position is Hooker and has represented England Saxons as well as Ireland U18s, U20s on several occasions. Between 2016–2018 he played 35 times for Leicester Tigers.

Club career[edit]

McGuigan was born in Richmond, North Yorkshire and first played rugby for Richmond' High School, before moving to Newcastle to further continue his rugby career at Gosforth Academy. McGuigan was part of the Newcastle Falcons academy scheme which saw several Falcons academy players link up with the school to continue their studies and academy training during post-16.

He became a member of the first team squad after joining the club professionally in 2011. On 4 February 2014, McGuigan signed a two-year contract extension with Newcastle until the summer of 2016.[3] In February 2016, McGuigan signed a contract to join Leicester Tigers from the 2016-17 season.[4]

On 21 April 2018, McGuigan re-signed with his hometown club Newcastle Falcons from the 2018-19 season.[5]

International career[edit]

Ireland U18[edit]

After successfully completing trials in 2010 McGuigan was selected to represent the Ireland U18 squad.

Ireland U20[edit]

On February 1, 2013, McGuigan made his debut against Wales creating several try scoring opportunities as well as injuring himself in the process, only to carry on and make a match saving tackle in his own final third.

England Saxons[edit]

McGuigan was called up by England Saxons for their 2016 tour to South Africa where he played two matches from the bench.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "George McGuigan - Player Profiles - Newcastle Falcons". Newcastle Falcons. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "George McGuigan". Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle Falcons hooker George McGuigan contract extension". Sky Sports. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Boswell, Zinny (29 February 2016). "Leicester Tigers agree deals for Tom Brady and George McGuigan". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "George McGuigan: Newcastle Falcons re-sign Leicester Tigers hooker". BBC Sport. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "England Saxons beat South Africa A in opening tour match". 10 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "South Africa A v England Saxons". 17 June 2016. 

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