Summer Ball Guest Speaker – Neil Back MBE

Summer Ball Guest Speaker – Neil Back MBE

A legend of Rugby, Neil Back MBE has played a fundamental role in some of the most momentous games of the modern era.

RCL is proud to announce the guest speaker at this year’s Summer Ball is Rugby legend, World Cup winner and sports personality, Neil Back MBE.

With a senior career that began at Nottingham RFC, Back went on to become one of the most successful players for Leicester Tigers. A stalwart figure within the side for his eighteen years with the team, Back amassed an amazing 339 caps, scoring a record 125 tries for the side.

The leading try scorer for the Tigers in 1999, Back was a master of the maul, often grabbing tries from set pieces, showing his vision to seek out an opportunity and gain from it. Playing a major role in some of Tigers most successful campaigns, including the 2001 Heineken Cup. Back scored a crucial try in the game, as well as winning the line-out that led to Leon Lloyds game winning try.

From 2003 onwards, Back also contributed to the Tigers as a Coach, establishing a successful secondary career that would become a full time commitment after retirement from his playing days. A coach for Leeds Carnegie between 2008 and 2011, The Rugby Football Club between 2011 and 2012 and Edinburgh from 2012 to 2013, Back is an authority within Rugby on an international basis, Back has proven his skill and talent both on and off the pitch.

Neil Back has won five premiership titles, two European titles and of course, a Rugby World Cup, making him one of the most celebrated Rugby players ever. More recently Neil has become an established after dinner speaker and attended events for some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.


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