We have another European Rugby legend on the Champions Rugby Show this week as former Wasps No.8 Lawrence Dallaglio joins us to discuss his illustrious Heineken Cup career and explains why Wasps were destined for success in Europe.
The former British and Irish Lion won Europe’s elite club competition twice with Wasps in 2004 and 2007 as well as lifting the Challenge Cup in 2003.
The BT Sport pundit also discussed the importance of the Heineken Champions Cup, saying: “Outside of the Rugby World Cup, it really is the greatest rugby tournament in the world, both as a player and a fan which is what I am now, although I cover it in the media.
“It brings the best players in the world together in some of the biggest stadiums on the biggest stages of all so I think that’s what makes it truly unique.
“I still rank my good fortune of leading Wasps to Heineken Cup success against Toulouse as right up there with anything I did internationally, including the World Cup.”
Lawrence is also taking on his sixth Dallaglio Cycle Slam this summer to raise money and awareness for his charity RugbyWorks, cycling around 1800km from Valencia to Lisbon.
Dallaglio RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on the values of rugby, aiming to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.
To donate, click the link HERE.
Remember, the Heineken Champions Cup Rewind is back this weekend and you can watch a special double-header of European classics on ChampionsCupRugby.com from Friday evening.
Heineken Champions Cup Rewind
Friday May 22 – Leicester Tigers v Stade Français Paris – 2001 final (20:00 UK and Irish time)
Saturday May 23 – RC Toulon v Leinster Rugby – 2014/15 semi-final (17:45 UK and Irish time)