Neil Back

One of the most highly regarded players in World Rugby, Neil Back was for many years the rugby player's flanker. Quick, powerful and with a far wider range of skill than a typical forward, Neil Back lived at the top of the game for ten years with club and country. With 16 tries for the...

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Bill Beaumont

Bill Beaumont was a giant-hearted England rugby captain who will always be remembered for the way he led his English lionhearts to the Grand Slam in 1980. Big Bill was the epitome of loyalty, joining Fylde at the age of seventeen in 1969 and staying faithful to the Lancashire club until his injury-forced retirement in...

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Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett was a prince of fly-halves, baffling opponents and thrilling spectators with his sidestepping and swerving runs. He scored 166 points for Wales in 29 appearances, and another 44 for the British Lions in eight Tests. Felinfoel-born Phil was a magician, remembered and revered for the part he played in the classic Barbarians match...

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Kyran Bracken

LLB (Hons) Bristol University (1992) BBC West Player of the Year (1993/1994) Law Society Finals (passed 1994), admitted to the Roll of a Solicitor (1996) Awarded MBE in New Year's Honours List (2004) Born in November 1971, Bracken was raised in Liverpool and was later educated at St. Edward's College, Stonyhurst College and Bristol University...

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Will Carling

Will Carling famously described the Rugby Football Union Committee as ’57 old farts,’ and has lost none of that blunt and humorous approach in his after-dinner speaking routine. A daring and darting centre with Harlequins, he was the youngest ever England captain at twenty-two and steered them to back-to-back Grand Slams in 1991 and 1992,...

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Mike Catt

Mike Catt MBE & OBE has made a striking contribution as a play-maker for his clubs and country, including a crucial role in winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Fourteen years after his England debut as a replacement for Rob Andrew – Mike Catt finally hung up his international boots but did remain playing for...

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Gareth Chilcott

Gareth Chilcott, more popularly known as “Cooch” was born on the 20th November 1956 and was raised in Bristol. His introduction to rugby came when he was 11 years of age and started playing at Senior School, he joined Bristol’s ‘Old Redcliffians’ junior team for whom he played for 3 years. Gareth talents were spotted...

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Martin Corry

Martin Corry is a former England rugby captain, who was capped 64 times and was a member of the World Cup winning squad in 2003. He played at number eight, blindside flanker and lock for Newcastle Gosforth, Bristol and Leicester Tigers. Birmingham-born Martin played seven Tests for the British Lions, including briefly as captain. He...

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Fran Cotton

Fran Cotton was a powerful and hugely competitive prop with Lougborough, Sale, Coventry and Lancashire. He played in the England front row in 31 internationals, including three matches as captain. Wigan-born Fran literally led from the front and was an outstanding member of the British Lions on three tours. In 1987 he set up with...

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Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio was a key member of the England team that captured the World Cup in 2003. He was capped in all three back row positions, and played in 85 international matches and another three as a British Lion. The full name on his birth certificate is Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio, and he was born...

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Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood is most closely associated with Leicester Tigers, for whom he scored 307 points in 151 matches as a centre who combined blinding speed with good footwork and intelligent positioning. He also played with distinction for Preston Grasshoppers, Waterloo and Harlequins, with whom he had two periods. Blackburn-born Will was awarded an MBE after...

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Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson has established himself as an enormously popular television celebrity, transcending the world of rugby where he first made his name as a quick and skilful scrum-half. He was a consistent points scorer with Northampton and Wasps, and played 77 times for England – nine as captain – and in seven Tests for the...

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Austin Healey

Austin Healey is so outspoken (and often outrageous) that he has earned the nickname the Leicester Lip. He gives a lift and often a laugh to any after-dinner event. When playing for Leicester Tigers, he was equally effective whether at scrum-half, fly-half, fullback or on the wing. Merseyside-born Austin was one of the most versatile...

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Rory Underwood

Rory Underwood is probably best known for his international rugby career, scoring a record 49 tries for England (85 caps, 1984-1996). He gained a further 6 caps touring Australia (1989) and New Zealand (1993) with the British Lions. He was awarded the MBE in 1992 for his services to rugby. Throughout this record-breaking rugby career...

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Jeff Probyn

was born on Friday, 27th April 1956 in Bethnal Green. Probyn made an extraordinary journey from the heart of London's East End, to the front row of an epoch-making England rugby team, with whom he won a record 37th cap at prop just short of his 37th birthday. He attended The London Nautical School were...

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Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi is a British & Irish Lion and England center who is regarded as one of the most exciting and dangerous attacking threats in world rugby. The youngest of 6 Tuilagi brothers, Manu followed in 5 of his brothers footsteps by representing Leicester Tigers. He is regarded as one of the most exciting talents...

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Shane Williams MBE

LBM client Shane Williams MBE has also been busy since his retirement. After being a pundit for the BBC over the 6 Nations, LBM negotiated Shane's contract with ITV to be a main studio pundit and co-commentator over this years Rugby World Cup. LBM has also brokered his contract with TalkSPORT over the tournament, as...

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Rob Vickerman

Rob Vickerman, one of England Rugby 7's most successful captains of all, has been working with Sky Sports as a co-commentator, the BBC and working with ITV on their highlights packages. Rob will a main part of BT Sport's on-screen coverage of the World Sevens Series this summer. Rob is a trained presenter, host and...

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