Ugo Monye began his career at Harlequins in 2002.
He made 237 appearances for the club, scoring 87 tries and winning a Premiership Title.
Ugo’s club performances soon earned him international recognition, making his England debut in 2008.
He featured heavily in England’s 2009 Six Nations squad and, as a result, was awarded a place on the 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. During the Lions’ tour, Ugo scored a crucial length of the field try in the final Test, which has become an iconic image in the Lions’ history.
Since retiring from rugby in 2015, Ugo Monye has become one of the most respected voices in world rugby.
ITV and BT Sport quickly took him up on his informed and charismatic on-screen offering. He has since launched a podcast with the BBC and become a columnist for the Guardian, proving he is one of the most sought-after voices in the rugby media. He now co-hosts A Question of Sport.
In recent times, Ugo has stepped up to tackle issues such as diversity in rugby and the BLM movement in the UK, now standing as chair of the Rugby Football Union’s independent advisory group on diversity.
In 2022, Ugo also participated in the ‘No Woman No Try‘ documentary, which looked at how female rugby players are treated, and he continues to fight for their funding and growth.
For businesses, he can offer a deeply impactful Q&A which specifically links business and his experiences, focusing on mindset; resilience; mental health; and diversity.