James Haskell

An England international from the age of 21, James Haskell has enjoyed an impressive career on the rugby pitch. The flanker has featured for some of the biggest rugby clubs in the world, as well as making 77 caps at international level. James has pushed himself to the top throughout 16 years in the game. James moved to Northampton Saints in 2016, making them the sixth team he has played for. Prior to his move, he made a splash at several clubs.

After having represented England at all the youth levels, James’ efforts won him an international call-up and soon he was a key player in the England team. He made his international debut in the final game of the 2007 Six Nations, against Wales.

He was a member of the 2011 World Cup side which reached the Quarter Finals and again in the 2015 Rugby World Cup team. Alongside his international appearances, he has twice played for the British and Irish Lions, becoming the man of the series in the 3-0 series win over Australia.

The stories of James’ remarkable career in rugby continues to impress sporting and corporate audiences around the world. He is able to expertly speak on peak performance, teamwork, leadership, drive, sporting success and more.

Dean Richards

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.  He played in 48 Internationals, including being in 3 world cup squads, also appearing for the Lions in 6 test matches in 1989 and 1993.

Whether through unprecedented skill or sheer luck, Dean always seemed to be in the right place at the right time… In line with the ball. Dean’s outstanding leadership qualities enabled him to get the best from his colleagues in tough situations.

After his retirement in 1998 Dean took on the position as Director of Leicester Tigers and has since achieved 2 Allied Dunbar Championships with them.

Clive Woodward

As a renowned speaker, Clive delivers thought provoking, engaging and entertaining keynotes tailored to the requirements of each organisation he works with. Carefully crafted to inspire, motivate and challenge, Clive’s presentations blend practical tools with inspiring video insights from his career as a businessman, athlete and coach acting as a storied backdrop.

Clive has established his reputation as a popular and respected commentator for both ITV Sport and Sky Sport’s rugby coverage and as a journalist within the Daily Mail’s award winning sports team. Clive is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio where he discusses performance and leadership with influential figures across sport and business.

Drawing upon his successful experience at the top of professional sport, Clive is now working across various businesses to support teams and organisations to improve both individual and collective performance.

From executive coaching and workshops to unique experiences and golf days, Clive and his team offer a range of services that allow businesses to engage with Clive in the pace and style befitting their culture, goals and strategy.

Austin Healey

Austin is a successful sportsman in the field of rugby.  Austin was equally as successful in the hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing, which he then took part in the tour for. Austin represented England, as well as the British & Irish Lions and capped 51 times in total for his country. He is never afraid of a challenge and bases much of his after dinner speech on the tactic and mind set to be a winner, in life as well as on the pitch. He also tells amusing anecdotes of his time on the rugby scene. An inspiring and motivational speaker

Sir Bill Beaumont

Sir Bill Beaumont is one of rugby’s most respected figures. A former England captain, British Lions captain, TV personality and Businessman, he was awarded a knighthood in the 2019 Honours list for services to the game.  Previously he had accepted a CBE for services to sport and rugby in 1982, he was later awarded a CBE in the 2008 royal birthday celebrations.

Beaumont’s sporting career is most notably remembered for his Grand Slam captaincy of the England Lions team in 1980; since retiring from rugby, Beaumont has gone on to become the very popular team captain on the quiz show A Question of Sport, on which he appeared for 14 years in what was perhaps it’s most highly watched era.

In 1999 Beaumont became the English representative of the International Rugby Board and in 2012 he became chairman of the Rugby Football Union; after captaining the English and Irish Lions to success in South Africa in 1980 Beaumont went on to become tour manager of the team for their 2005 tour of New Zealand.

He is also chairman of his family’s company, Bill Beaumont Textiles. As one of Britain’s most popular and recognised sports personalities Bill  is perfect for a range of speaking events.

Jamie Peacock MBE

Jamie Peacock MBE is considered to be one of the best players of his generation having won every honour in the domestic competition. 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.

An outstanding moment in Jamie’s career came in 2011, when Jamie made his return from a career threatening injury to help the Rhinos make history by becoming the only team to win the Grand Final from outside the top three, this was Jamie’s record-breaking 7th Grand Final win. He then captained England in the autumn Four-Nations tournament where they exceeded expectation and made the final, losing to Australia at Elland Road. To finish off another excellent year, Jamie was recognised in the New Years Honours List and was awarded a MBE for his services to the game.

Jamie is now as successful on the after dinner circuit as he was on the field. Jamie’s “No White Flag” motivational speech is both a fascinating insight into his career and an inspirational presentation on how to be the best, achieve your goals and to face fears, through hard work and ethic above talent.

Roger Dakin

Roger is an professional and versatile MC, who has entertained audiences all over the UK. Being his passion, he is particularly well known across rugby circles and is one of the best on the circuit.
Roger played hockey for England in the 1970’s and coached the team just before they became successful. Despite his honesty at being slightly overweight, cricket is still on the active agenda, as is golf. At cricket as a non-turning off-spinner and a bandit off 24 at golf, he has enjoyed some success at both and enjoys speaking and making people laugh – sometimes at his cricket and golf! Having spoken at functions of all types for over 25 years, he finds he is now ready for anything.

Nigel Owens MBE

Nigel is regarded as one the best referees in the world after his officiating at New Zealand v Australia and Ireland versus New Zealand in 2013. He was appointed as an international referee in 2005, and that year officiated at his first international between Ireland and Japan in Osaka.
He made his World Cup debut in Lyon, France in 2007 in the Argentina vs. Georgia match and the England versus France match on Saturday was his 49th international. Nigel is only one of two referees ever to be appointed to referee two consecutive Heineken Cup finals: Munster v Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium in 2008 and Leicester Tigers v Leinster at Murrayfield in 2009.
He is also known as one of the presenters on ‘Jonathan’, a rugby-themed Welsh language chat show hosted by Jonathan Davies, broadcast on S4C, and also co-presents the sports-themed Welsh language chat show Bwrw’r Bar.
Nigel is one of the funniest Rugby Speakers in the country. He is the ideal choice for After Dinner Speaking, Rugby Club Dinners, Sporting Clubs and Conferences. He is also a fantastic host and facilitator.

Brian Moore

Brian Moore originally trained as a solicitor, becoming a partner in not one but two law firms. Brian carried on as a practicing solicitor throughout his rugby career.

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.
He gained 64 Caps for England and went on 2 British Lions Tours, 1989 Australia and 1993 New Zealand. He was part of an England team that won 3 Grand Slams and in 1991 was voted Whitbread Rugby World Player of the Year.
Brain is now a non restrained sportsman-turned-broadcaster, never failing to say exactly what he thinks as in his After Dinner Speaking, one not to be missed.

Gareth Chilcott

Gareth Chilcott, more popularly known as “Cooch” is a British rugby union player who in his time played for the likes of Bath, England and the British Lions. His infamous headband and moustache combo, along with his fierce visage always ensured an uneasy opposing team.
Gareth played in excess of 400 first team games for Bath, along with being an English International player between 1984-1990 and coming up against Australia with the British Lions in 1989.
Along with being an exceptional player on the pitch, Gareth is also an in demand After Dinner Speaker. His motivational tone and humorous anecdotes are sure to entertain any audience.