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Lawrence Dallaglio OBE

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A young Lawrence Dallaglio burst onto the rugby scene as a stand-out back row during England’s victory in the 1993 Sevens World Cup. A rarity in the modern-day game, Lawrence was a one-club man, playing every first-class game of his glittering career for Wasps – celebrating domestic and European successes winning both the Premiership title and the Heineken Cup.

He took the helm as club captain in 1995 and made his England debut later that year. In 1997, he received his call up to the British & Irish Lions, featuring in all three matches of a victorious tour in South Africa. Dallaglio’s crowning achievement though, came in 2003 at the Rugby World Cup, where he was the only member of the squad to play every minute of England’s glorious World Cup-winning campaign.

Since his retirement from professional rugby in 2008, Lawrence has taken his iconic profile within world rugby to the next level. He played a key role in England’s successful hosting of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and remains an active supporter of the game’s next generation. In addition to his work directly associated with the game, Lawrence has also made an enormous impact with his charity work, most notably with the inception of the Dallaglio Foundation – which gives opportunities and support to young people from all backgrounds.

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  • England Rugby 1995-2007 (85 caps)
  • British Lions Series Winner, South Africa (1997)
  • Rugby World Cup Winner (2003)
  • Inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Found in The Green Room at Twickenham and Cheltenham
  • Present also at England rugby away matches including BT Murrayfield, Aviva Stadium, the Principality Stadium, the Stadio Olimpico and the Stade de France