Jason Leonard OBE has won every one of international rugby’s major accolades.
These include Triple Crowns, Grand Slams and in 2003 – the Rugby World Cup.
A former carpenter, this Barking-born front-row forward’s career spanned the amateur and professional eras, playing for Barking, Saracens and Harlequins.
Over a 14 year international career, Jason amassed a staggering 114 caps.
He was also a member of three British and Irish Lions tours in 1991, 1997 and 2001.
In 2003, he became the third player in history to reach 100 caps during his fourth Grand Slam campaign and surpassed Philippe Sella’s caps record in the 2003 World Cup semi-final against France.
Jason Leonard retired from the international game following England’s World Cup win in 2003.
Jason remains a huge presence in global rugby where he is highly active in governance and is the current Chairman of the British & Irish Lions.
He was President of the RFU from 2015-16 when England hosted the Rugby World Cup and is a Six Nations board member.
As a leading rugby after-dinner speaker, Jason has hundreds of tales from old school touring. He reminisces about everything from drinking to notorious teammates, the trouble they got
into, and everything in between. All that whilst playing rugby under huge pressure at the top of the global game.
Rugby has changed since those days, and Jason will shock entertain, and make you laugh as only he can as he brings it to life.