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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lawrence Dallaglio answers your questions

Lawrence Dallaglio answers your questions

Last week we asked you to submit your questions for World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio via the Rugbydump Facebook Page . There were some good ones, so earlier this week Nick sat down with him in a pub in London for a chat.

A staunch Wasps man, it would have been difficult to chat to Dallaglio without asking him about the side he played over 15 years of rugby for. He's naturally frustrated with them being mid-table, but made it clear that coaching is not something he's looking to get into to help.

He touched on professionalism and the salary cap, and how that affects clubs and players in this age where physicality is such an integral part of the sport. Another interesting question was about the sin bin, and if ten minutes is enough of a deterrent for players with itchy fingers.

All in all, he says rugby is on a good place. "I think the product on display is good. The rule changes we've seen in the last twelve months have made a massive difference. Much less kicking, and it seems to be quite an exciting game again," Dallaglio said.

He also tells us why it's not a good idea to go out drinking with Jason Leonard.

Lawrence Dallaglio is rugby ambassador for Greene King IPA, the Official Beer of England Rugby. Enjoy a proper pint at your nearest Greene King IPA Official England Rugby Supporter Pub by visiting www.greenekingipa.co.uk


Time: 06:49
Thanks to Nick from RugbyMedia and Lloyd from Lloyd Morgan Productions

Posted at 3:37 pm | 15 comments

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RD March 10, 2011 4:04 pm

What do you think of some of the topics discussed? Feel free to leave your thoughts below as a comment, as there's definitely a few that could make for interesting discussion.

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 4:33 pm

Pulling out all the stops RD - magic stuff. Decent beer as well.

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 4:46 pm

wouldnt mind having a beer with lawrence very cheap night or he likes his beer hot not even a sip disgrace

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WelshOsprey March 10, 2011 4:46 pm

Cant stand the man but he is a good pundit whos been there and done it all.

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Not a big fan of the guy on the pitch, but he seems decent enough in front of beer. Wouldn't mind having one with him to get the off the record stories...

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Colombes March 10, 2011 5:38 pm

as said previously, not a great fan of the player on the pitch: a great and charismatic fighter but always cheating in rucks, he even reckoned it himself several times

but the guy has very interesting arguments on actual rugby

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Another great interview

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 6:05 pm

LAD.

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Stag March 10, 2011 6:28 pm

me personaly thinks that its good to have one of those forwards that does abit of good honest cheating now and again, I liked how he did that for England, however I can see if a player like him did that against England id b annoyed...oh well, swings n round abouts.

great interview RD, good to hear what some of the older generation thinks about the ever changing game its self!

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King March 10, 2011 7:16 pm

Good stuff RD. And a brilliant interview.

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Sam March 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Good interview, i'd imagine his story about a 'prank' was limited due to him not wanting to implicate anyone....

...Has some good points about the game..

Does anyone know if these retired players ever continue at a club level, like a local club... i know will greenwood had that game a while ago but is that regular or do these guys quit altogether?

I mean dallaglio is 38 years old...he could easily walk into a first team at a club, and if he didnt want to he could play 2nds...or does it get to a point where they dont want the commitment of the 1st team, but they are too good for the opposition if he played 2nd team?!

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Ian M March 10, 2011 7:35 pm

Jason Leonard sounds like an absolute hero. I'd love to hear more about his antics.

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Anonymous March 11, 2011 2:16 pm

didnt even touch his pint. Isrugbydump a bit english biased do it sense?? Interviewing english players regularly and showing that o2 england rugby thing too.......

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Anonymous March 11, 2011 5:34 pm

im pretty sure rd is a SA site so doubt they biased for england!!!
England gunna get grand slam anyway boom

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Anonymous March 12, 2011 5:40 pm

Im pretty sure RD takes whatever chances it gets....

like they said in another video if you can get an interview session lined up then im sure they'd be happy to be a part of it!

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