Lawrence Dallaglio and Ben Cohen will be heading to the home of the Saints on Tuesday, September 8th, just two weeks before rugby’s biggest tournament returns to England for the first time since 1991.
Having been a part of the group that lifted the William Webb Ellis Trophy in a memorable and dramatic evening in Sydney some 12 years ago, both Dallaglio and Cohen are well placed to pass on their experiences of what it takes to win the most valued prize in the sport.
But their careers included much more than that one day.
Dallaglio is one of the most decorated players in English rugby. One of a select few to have won both the Sevens and 15-a-side World Cups, Dallaglio was also part of the all-conquering Wasps squad that lifted repeated Premiership and Heineken Cup titles in the early 2000s. A three-time tourist with the British and Irish Lions, Dallaglio has also become a household name in his role as a BT Sport analyst and through his work spearheading the Dallaglio Foundation.
Meanwhile the evening will be something of a homecoming for Cohen, the Northampton-born-and-bred winger who burst into the Saints team while still a teenager and who helped the club win their first ever major trophy in 2000, the Heineken Cup. He made over 250 appearances in black, green and gold, won 57 caps for England (becoming the second-highest try scorer in the process) and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions. In recent years he has donned the Strictly Come Dancing sequins and leads the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.
This rare event costs £90 per person, including VAT, and includes a three-course meal. Places are limited and strong demand is anticipated, so either order online at www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets, email [email protected], or call 01604 599166.