England’s squad for the November QBE Internationals was announced this week and the eyes of Rugby fans around the globe are beginning to focus on next year’s Rugby World Cup. The autumn Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia give Stuart Lancaster’s men the chance to measure their progress relative to the world’s three best teams.
Neil Back MBE has identified a need for England to gel and feels that Lancaster must finally settle on his on-field combinations to allow communication to become more natural. Back in 2003, when Neil famously drove England towards their last-gasp World Cup victory, communication was key.
At that time England were a settled side, who had shared a lot of game-time together, using it to develop a deep mutual understanding and a mode of communication that was as visual as it was vocal. For Neil, that element is currently missing and must be given the opportunity to grow. It is an organic process and with less a year to go, time is of the essence.
Having played at three World Cups and a further three Lions tours during his high-achieving 17 year playing career, the former Leicester Tigers flanker has an incredible amount of rugby knowledge and experience under his belt. 66 England caps and almost 350 Tigers appearances don’t come without enormous commitment or, indeed, a refined rugby brain!
What is more, Neil Back is a serial winner who knows exactly what is required, from both the mind and the body, to ensure the team achieve their goals as a unit. England’s momentous 2003 World Cup win may stand as the crowning glory of his career but Neil is able to boast two consecutive Heineken Cup victories, five top flight titles and one Pilkington Cup – an enviable pedigree of success in the game.
Throughout his career, Neil has also gained a great deal of experience working with a wide range of media bodies. His charismatic commentary and punditry work has proved popular with the public and, as an expert in his field, he is adept at sharing his rugby insight with audiences and readers alike. Neil is always passionate about domestic and international rugby and is a great candidate for television and radio interviews and has a nuanced insight ideal for magazine and newspaper articles.
As the Rugby World Cup comes sharply into focus over the coming months, Neil’s enthusiasm provides excellent opportunities for companies looking to leverage interest in the Rugby World Cup to boost their brand. As such, he is available for all kinds of sponsorship and brand endorsements.
Neil can also lend some serious rugby stardust to your networking event or corporate hospitality function and, in recent years, has built a wonderful reputation on the after dinner speaking circuit. In short, he brings with him all tenacity and personality that served him so well on the rugby pitch.
For more information on how Neil Back MBE can assist your company or media efforts, please contact Amelia Neate at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 03 31 or 07875 939 071. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.