WHEN your dad is a record-setter in his own field, it can be quite the daunting task to live up to his name.
But young George Stanger is making headway in doing just that – even if it’s in a differentand under another country’s flag.
He famously scored the winning try againstin the 1990 Five Nations tournament to clinch the Grand Slam for (their most recent to date) and played for his country at the 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cups.
Tony, now 55, played centre and wing during his career and played 52 times for Scotland in total, racking up 102 points overall.
Tony has a has a first class Honours degree in applied sportsfrom the of and since retiring from playing he worked for seven years as a coach for Leeds Rugby Academy and Irish, before setting up a sports performance agency with his wife, bid, called Stanger Pro.
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Bid is from New Zealand and youngster George has opted to represent his mother’sup until this point, winning caps for their under-20 and under-23 sides at the U-20 and the Olympics respectively.
George, 23, was born in Melrose in the Scottish Borders before the Hamilton Accies as a 17-year-old in 2018.eventually resettled in Dunblane. George began his career with nearby Stirling Albion before earning himself a move to
Regular first team opportunities were hard to come by however and he was loaned out twice, first to Lowland League side East Kilbride and then to Forfar of .
He had a bit of a career reset at the University of Stirling after being released by Accies, and after a few months in the Lowland League was signed on loan by Dumbarton in League One.
George has played 25 times for the Honest St Johnstone in the Viaplay Cup.this season across all , scoring against
Silva would go on to score the second goal for Gers in a 2-0.