Lawrence Dallaglio

Rugby Player

Lawrence Dallaglio was born on August 10th, 1972 in London and is the Rugby Player from United Kingdom. Discover Lawrence Dallaglio's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 50 years old.

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August 10, 1972
United Kingdom
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Rugby Union Player
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About Lawrence Dallaglio

Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio (born 10 August 1972), known as Lawrence Dallaglio, is a retired English rugby union player, former captain of England, and 2016 inductee of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

He played as a flanker or number eight for London Wasps and never played for another club, having arrived at Sudbury as a teenager.

Playing in all three positions in the back row, he won 85 caps for England, and was part of the team that won the 2003 World Cup.

He is one of a very small number of players to have won both the Rugby World Cup and Sevens World Cup.

He went on three tours with the British and Irish Lions, winning three caps.

He now regularly works as a pundit on television rugby coverage and on radio.

Early life

Dallaglio was born in Shepherd's Bush, London. He was educated at King's House School in Richmond and boarded at Ampleforth College where he was affectionately known as "Del Boy", (though he actually attained his A-levels at The Oxford School of Learning), and at Kingston University to study Property Development. His sister Francesca, a 19-year-old student ballerina, died in the Marchioness disaster in 1989.

In 1985, as a 12-year-old chorister in the King's House School choir, Dallaglio and 20 other choristers sang backing vocals on the song "We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner. This only became known in 2005, when the Musicians' Union, having realised that the choristers had not been paid royalties on the record, attempted to track them down. As part of the same choir, Dallaglio sang at the wedding of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Because Dallaglio's father, Vincenzo, is Italian, and his English-born mother, Eileen, was of Irish descent he was eligible to play for both Italy and Ireland, as well as England, and in the early 1990s he turned down an invitation to play for Ireland.

Club career

In 1998 Dallaglio became club captain when Dean Ryan and Rob Andrew left for Newcastle in October 1995, taking four experienced players with them. Dallaglio held the team together and 12 months later led Wasps to the first English league title of the professional era.

Dallaglio had a good season in 1999–2000, when he regained the club captaincy. Although Wasps' league form was disappointing, he led them to the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup and to a second successive Tetley's Bitter Cup victory.

Dallaglio returned from an ankle injury early in the 2006–07 domestic season to reclaim the club captaincy at Wasps, but an indifferent Guinness Premiership season ended with them failing to qualify for the play-offs for the first time since the introduction of the knockout system. However, Dallaglio and his teammates saved their best performances for the Heineken Cup; he led the club to its second European championship win on 20 May 2007. The final, played at Twickenham, set a world record for the highest attendance figure for a club rugby match (at around 82,000). Wasps' opponents, Leicester Tigers had already won the EDF Energy Cup and the Guinness Premiership trophies and were favourites to achieve an unprecedented Treble, especially as they had beaten Wasps 40–26 at Welford Road less than a month earlier, but it was Wasps who emerged as victors, winning the game 25–9.

In the following season he joined London Wasps late because of the Rugby World Cup. He returned to find London Wasps struggling near the bottom of the Guinness Premiership. Wasps fortunes quickly changed. They made it through the group in the EDF Cup, and started climbing up the table. Despite this good form in domestic competitions, they narrowly failed to make it out of their Heineken Cup group. They lost out to Munster, the eventual winners, but could have made it out if they had beaten them in Ireland in the final matchday of pool play.

They soon hit top form in the Premiership, winning game after game. They reached the play-offs and drew a home match against Bath. They won the game 21-6, but lost rising star Danny Cipriani to an injury. Leicester Tigers beat Gloucester to qualify for the Premiership final. This match was to be Lawrence Dallaglio's last match, and it was to be played in front of a capacity crowd of 81,600 at Twickenham. They were made to fight, but eventually won 26-16. Dallaglio later claimed it was Wasps' greatest Premiership title, noting the damaging effect the Rugby World Cup had on their squad.

In the 67th minute of the Premiership final, he was substituted, and received a standing ovation by the sell out crowd.

Lawrence made a sly appearance, at blindside flanker, for London Wasps "A" Team in the Guinness A League on 8 September 2008. He was getting game time before he captained an England XV for the Help For Heroes game at Twickenham on 20 September later that month.

Personal life

Dallaglio married his long-time girlfriend, Alice, in 2005. They have two daughters, Ella and Josie, and a son, Enzo.

Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Buckinghamshire New University for services to sport. The Doctorate was conferred on 12 September 2008.


Ex-England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio, 50, 'is facing bankruptcy', November 24, 2022
According to reports, HMRC lodged a case against World Cup-winning hero Lawrence Dallaglio, 50, at the High Court in central London on Tuesday. But speaking outside his £3.5million home in Richmond, South West London on Thursday, he insisted there was 'nothing to worry about'. He told the Sun he was 'aware' of the claim, adding: 'It's all OK. There's nothing to worry about. I've got someone dealing with it.' HMRC does not comment on individual cases. Dallaglio was part of the England team which triumphed against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup...

IAN HERBERT: There is no sympathy for 'parasite' Premiership rugby club Wasps in their adopted city, October 13, 2022
Good luck to anyone searching Coventry for sympathy about the financial implosion of Wasps, the Premiership rugby side who have been playing in that city for eight years. The club was a bastion of rugby union, proving ground of Ted Woodward, Rob Andrew and Lawrence Dallaglio, yet even the most moderate and reflective of locals feel that it is not welcome in the place where it was parachuted in.

Wasps beer partner Heineken removed lager from stadium last weekend over fears they would go unpaid, October 11, 2022
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Wasps' official beer partner Heineken removed lager from the Coventry Building Society Stadium before last weekend's Premiership home defeat to Northampton due to concerns they would not be paid for their product. Sportsmail has learned that several of Wasps' suppliers have been told they are unlikely to be paid this month as the club are close to their overdraft limit and face being put into administration next Monday. Wasps are also struggling to pay their playing staff this month, which could lead to an exodus of talent...