Ambassadors

  • Conor O’Shea

    Conor O’Shea

    Conor O’Shea is now Director of Rugby at Harlequins following a glittering playing career which included winning 35 caps for Ireland. Following retirement he served as Director of Rugby and then Managing Director at London Irish, has been Director of National Academy at the RFU and National Director of the English Institute of Sport. He was appointed to the British Swimming panel to review performance following London 2012.

  • Tony Smith

    Tony Smith

    Tony Smith is the coach of Warrington Wolves following a playing career which began in his native Australia and finished at Workington Town. He arrived at Warrington via spells at Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and Great Britain. His highly successful spell at Warrington has meant he is one of the game’s most high profile coaches.

  • Jim Mallinder

    Jim Mallinder

    Jim Mallinder is the Director of Rugby at Northampton Saints having had a hugely successful spell there since 2007. Jim combined a playing career with a teaching role and following retirement has coached at Sale, the RFU National Academy, England Under 21’s and England Saxons.

  • Neil Back

    Neil Back

    Neil Back is now coaching in Scotland following coaching spells at Leicester Tigers, Leeds Carnegie and Rugby Lions. Prior to that, Neil had a glittering playing career with Leicester and England, winning the World Cup in 2003.