Known for his tenacity and skill in the back row, Neil was a crucial member of England's victorious 2003 World Cup side. The winner of 66 caps, Neil was also a pivotal member of the phenomenal Leicester Tigers team for a remarkable 18 seasons, including five as coach. He captained both the England team and Leicester Tigers.
I’ve played in some cracking test matches in Dublin – perhaps most memorably, our Grand Slam win ahead of Rugby World Cup success in 2003. I’m really looking forward to joining you for another great occasion and significant test for both teams next year.Neil Back