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Chorley born Bill played 34 times for England, which was then a record for a lock forward. Brian's attached name on the rugby pitch 'The Pitbull' speaks for itself, he was certainly persistent and was known for just never letting go. Brian Moore originally trained as a solicitor, becoming a partner in not one but two law firms. Brian carried on as a practising solicitor throughout his rugby career.
Sean Fitzpatrick holds the world record for playing in 63 consecutive Test matches for the New Zealand All Blacks and is the world's most capped hooker of all time. He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit by the Governor General in 1997. In March 1999 Sean was appointed as 'Rugby Consultant' to the NZRFU responsible for player development and liaison.
Nick Easter made his England debut against Italy in the 2007 Six Nations just one week after his England Saxons bow against Italy A. Injured for the opening round of the 2008 Six Nations, he regained his place from England debutant Luke Narraway the following week and was voted man of the match in England's victory over France in Paris.
Doddie Wier, former rugby union player is one of the most sought-after speakers on the circuit. His fascinating speeches and engaging question and answer sessions allow audiences to listen to hear and ask about some of the greatest experiences Doddie had in his lengthy rugby career.
Dean Richards played in 48 Internationals, including being in 3 world cup squads, also appearing for the Lions in 6 test matches in 1989 and 1993. Dean is the most capped Rugby Union number 8 in the world and one of only three men to have ever played for England in three World Cups.
Martin Bayfield with an impressive international career of 31 England Caps and 2 Grand Slams. His 6’10 structure has, since his retirement helped him land the role of Robbie Coltrane’s body double as the role of Hagrid in the famous Harry Potter films. He is also now a co-presenter on Crimewatch as well as being member of the BBC commentary team. Martin is an impressive after dinner speaker, recounting tales of his rugby career, prior careers and everything else. Interesting and entertaining. Martin Bayfield is also an after dinner speaker and is available for after dinner speaking all over the United Kingdom.
Ben Kaye, an England international and World Cup winner, is a rising star of the after dinner speaking circuit. Following a long and successful career for Leicester Tigers and England, Ben has not only played with some other great names in rugby, he has played in every major tournament. With a ready wit that is the hallmark of so many second rows, Ben is an interesting and fun guest speaker.
Andy Farrell has experienced huge sporting success in both League and Union disciplines of Rugby. A rare dual-code international rugby player, Andy represented his nation in resounding success in both forms of the sport. From an early age, Andy’s natural talent was obvious, allowing him to become the youngest player to make his senior league debut aged just 16. His extensive career has led to Andy being one of the most compelling personalities and sports speakers around.
Jamie Peacock MBE, a player of undoubted talent, who through his determination and commitment both on and off the pitch has been able to earn respect from not only his team mates but his opponents on both sides of the hemisphere and has twice been named as the best forward in the world. Jamie is considered to be one of the best players of his generation having won every honour in the domestic competition.
Alex Murphy is one of the most capped rugby league players for England. He is the only player to ever captain three different sides to victory in the Challenge Cup Final, St Helens, Warrington and Leigh. In total Alex appeared at Wembley 9 times as both a coach and a player, as which he never lost a match. Alex was awarded an OBE for his services to the sport.
Terry O'Connnor is a well-known rugby league player, playing for teams such as Salford, Wigan and his hometown Widnes. As well as achieving 14 caps for England and going on to represent Ireland in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, where he captained on numerous occasions. Terry also in his time represented Great Britain and Lancashire.
Paul Sculthorpe signed for Warrington RLFC as a fourteen year old in Oldham. Reaching his early potential he made his Great Britain debut as an eighteen year old on the 1996 Oceania Tour to PNG, Fiji and New Zealand. In 1998 Scully signed for St Helens RLFC in a world record transfer for a forward for £375,000 aged nineteen. During this time Scully was twice named Man of Steel (2001, 2002), still the only player ever to retain the award in consecutive years.
He is the only man to lead the British Lions on two tours, including the magnificent series win over the world champion Springboks and the only man from the Northern hemisphere to have lifted the William Webb Ellis Cup Martin Johnson is a living rugby legend and one of England’s greatest-ever players.
Blackburn-born Will was awarded an MBE after helping England win the World Cup in 2003. He played in all but one of the games and his tries against South Africa and Wales were crucial in helping England reach the final. In all, he scored 155 points in 55 matches and he twice represented the British Lions.
Since Shane’s 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 well as BBC Radio 5 Live.
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.
Synonymous with one of the world’s most celebrated sports, Rugby legend Neil Back continued to make his mark on the face of international rugby throughout his long career. Renowned for his passion, dedication and incredible skill on the pitch, Neil Back is a true sportsman. His tenacity and spirit guaranteed that he was an instrumental part of England’s 2003 world cup winning side and his unwavering dedication to the sport has continually reinforced his position as one of the most recognisable and influential players that the sport has seen in recent times.
Birmingham-born Martin played seven Tests for the British Lions, including briefly as captain. He 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.
Following an outstanding career on the field, Clive turned his attention to coaching. He successfully presided over Henley RFC during their unprecedented success in the early 1990’s where they gained 3 promotions in as many years. Sir Clive Woodward was the manager of the England Rugby team and is in constant demand as one the country’s leading motivational speakers to date.
Jeff played a season at Colts level before moving to Old Albanians and then to Richmond and Wasps. He was selected in England’s squad for the 1987 World Cup, but Probyn did not make his international debut until 1988 at the age of 31 against France. He quickly established himself as the best tight head prop in Britain.
Gareth Chilcott, more popularly known as “Cooch”. His introduction to rugby came when he joined Bristol’s ‘Old Redcliffians’ junior team at age 11. Gareth talents were spotted and joined Bath in 1976. Gareth’s International debut was in 1984 against Australia at Twickenham where England lost 19-3. His final appearance 13th May 1989 against Romania in Bucharest where England won 58-3