Experience and Youth: Peter Stringer and George Ford

Capped an incredible 98 times for Ireland, Peter Stringer at 36-years-old is still performing within the top flight of English rugby, alongside one of its newest stars – George Ford.

After 15 years with Munster, his hometown club, Stringer finally made the move over to the Aviva Premiership in 2013, after falling out of favour with the Irish giants.

Since making his way over the Irish Sea, though, Stringer has re-fuelled his career and forged an influential partnership with young England hopeful George Ford.

Stringer maintains that Ford is “an incredibly motivated, dedicated trainer – one of the most dedicated that we have at the club.

“He made his Premiership debut at 16 years of age and has been playing at this level for a number of years now.

“You see this guy at 21 and you think he shouldn’t be playing the level of rugby that he is and the quality rugby that he is playing.”

Furthermore, Stringer explained that he misses international rugby greatly and that as long as he is still fit and playing the game he will always have international ambitions for Ireland.

Talking Rugby Union’s partners Total Rugby explore the man behind the scrum and his partnership at Bath with one of the country’s rising stars…