Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio OBE

World Class Rugby Player representing Wasps, England and The British Lions

Lawrence captained his country, winning the World Cup and led his club to unprecedented success in domestic and European competition. He is an accomplished speaker, has extensive media commitments and works within business as an advisor and brand ambassador.

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Lawrence has achieved everything there is to achieve in professional rugby. He has captained his country, winning the World Cup and led his club to unprecedented success in domestic and European competition.

Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio OBE falls into a very small category of rugby players to reach superstar status. Born in Shepherd’s Bush, Lawrence was always more at home on the rugby field than in the classroom and represented his country at youth level from an early age.

The tragic death of his sister Francesca, an extremely talented ballerina, in the Marchioness disaster in 1989 contributed to the drive he acquired to achieve success, and to reward the unflinching support of his parents, Vincenzo and Eileen.

Since retiring from Rugby, Lawrence has become a household name, working as a pundit for BBC Sport, through his association with the Scala pasta brand, and through the many charitable fund raising ventures he has successfully completed. In 2010 Lawrence raised almost £1,000,000 for Comic Relief in a Six Nations Cycle Slam from Rome to Edinburgh. Most recently he completed the Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam, which saw the pair ride from the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece to the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They raised close to £2million for Cancer Research UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Lawrence has an authoritative style and natural ability to engage with the audience offering them his insights on the nature of leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity in sport, business and life.


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It's in the Blood: My Life

As a Premiership, World Cup and Grand Slam winner, no one better embodies the charisma and the colour of English rugbys greatest era than Lawrence Dallaglio. He has some story to tell, not just of the formidable exploits on the field, but an extraordinary life off it. His only sister, Francesca, was the youngest to perish in the Marchioness disaster and her death at 19 remains the great sadness of his life. In addition to this and his much-talked about England exploits, he also led his club Wasps to the summit of European rugby, winning two Heineken Cups and three consecutive English Premiership titles...

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Dallaglio's Rugby Tales

In Rugby Tales, Lawrence Dallaglio recalls with affection and razor-sharp humour, the behind-the-scenes stories that have previously only been shared within the world of international rugby, together with some classics from his rugby-playing colleagues and mates. There's the one about the 2003 World Cup winner who curtseyed to the queen and another featuring the rugby legend who was affronted by the suggestion that he had been out on the town until 3 a.m. days before a crucial match. 'Don't you look at me,' he cried indignantly, 'I got in at six.'...

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More Blood, Sweat and Beers: World Cup Rugby Tales

In More Blood, Sweat and Beers, World Cup-winning rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio shares his favourite stories from his time at International rugby's greatest tournament. With razor-sharp wit and good humour he lets the reader behind the closed doors of the tournament, to see what happens on and off the pitch when the cameras aren't looking...

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Dallaglio on Rugby: Know the Modern Game

Lawrence Dallaglio takes an in-depth look at rugby in this book. He analyzes the job of each position on the field, outlines the captain's role in club and international rugby, discusses different styles of rugby and coaching disciplines in the world, and talks about the implications of professionalism...

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