George Chuter not handing over the torch just yet
Leicester hooker George Chuter may have found himself on the outside looking in so far this season but the 36-year-old insists he will not be throwing the towel in any time soon.
Chuter was a second-half replacement for the Tigers on the Aviva Premiership's opening weekend against London Welsh as Tom Youngs was given the starting berth.
And again last weekend Youngs was handed the No.2 shirt while Rob Hawkins was named on the bench and Chuter was out of the matchday squad.
But Chuter was in action as he collected a silver plate at Welford Road for becoming the first player to make 250 Premiership appearances.
The longevity for a man who made his league debut back in 1997 is quite remarkable but with Youngs leading the new brigade in the front row Chuter admits he has had to adapt with the times in recent years.
"There are some good hookers coming through at the club and unlike back in the day where you had to try and bash your rivals head in to make the team now there is a lot more sharing," he said.
"I'm always keen to help out other members of the squad, Tom will come and ask me about the set-piece and I might ask him about taking up a position in the back line in the loose."
"But I'm not handing over the torch just yet, if they want my spot they are going to have to take it from me."
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