Martin Bayfield is a former British Lions and England Rugby Player, Broadcaster and leading After-Dinner Speaker.
‘Bayfs’ made his rugby debut for England in 1991 and was a first team member for 7 years.
In total, he earned 31 international caps including playing in the 1992 and 1995 Grand Slam sides.
He was a member of the 1995 World Cup Squad and was selected for five out of six tests.
Martin also played in all three tests on the British Lions tour to New Zealand.
Unfortunately, he was forced to retire early from the game after sustaining a neck injury during a training session.
Bayfield also represented the Barbarians, Midlands and British Police sides and previous clubs include the Metropolitan Police RUFC, Northampton Saints and Bedford RUFC.
Martin is a recipient of the title Rugby Football Player of the Year.
Following his retirement from the field, Martin moved seamlessly into broadcasting.
He has commentated for the BBC and Radio 5 Live, hosted Five’s NFL coverage and The World’s Strongest Man and also covered the Rugby World Cup for ITV.
In March 2012, Martin joined the presenting team on BBC One’s long running show ‘Crimewatch‘.
However, possibly Martin’s most famous achievement to date, is acting in the Harry Potter films as Robbie Coltrane’s body double as Hagrid!
After-Dinner Speaker Martin Bayfield:
Standing at 6ft 10in, Martin Bayfield makes an excellent addition to any top table with his entertaining rugby related anecdotes.
Martin is a very popular rugby after dinner speaker, a fantastic host, MC and auctioneer.