School of Business and Economics


3 May 2016

SBE student signs for Championship side Jersey Rugby Club

George in action for LSRFC

George Eastwell, Management Sciences student and Loughborough Students RFC player, has been signed a professional contract with Jersey Rugby Club for next season. Eastwell will join other Loughborough alumni who joined the island side at the start of this season after graduating from Loughborough.

So far this season Eastwell has been a constant figure in the 1st XV playing in all but one National League One game so far this season alongside completing his degree.

In the 29 games he has played so far the inside centre has been a prolific try scorer easily ranking as the team’s top scorer after crossing the whitewash eight times, three of those coming as a hat trick as the Students beat Cinderford 43-10 earlier this season.

Loughborough’s Directory of Rugby, Dave Morris, is naturally thrilled to see Eastwell progress his rugby career at Jersey.

“George has been outstanding for Loughborough since joining 4 years ago. He has put in big performances consistently week after week that have been pivotal to our success in RFU National 1. He is an incredibly rounded individual on and off the field. He has approached his rugby, his studies and his placement year with real enthusiasm. I am delighted for George to be signing professionally for Jersey.”

Eastwell is looking forward to a new challenge at Jersey but is grateful for his time at Loughborough and the help he has received.

“I’m really happy to have signed for Jersey at such an exciting time for the club. They have shown they’re a top team in the Championship and this season, have been playing some great rugby. I believe that it will be the perfect environment for me to test myself and to take my game to the next level. I’m very grateful for the opportunity I was given at Loughborough to play alongside some extremely talented players and under such a great coaching set up. I think the Loughborough experience truly has developed me not only as a rugby player but also has allowed me to progress as a person through the academic side of university life.”

Congratulations George, we'll be rooting for you!