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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Win a signed copy of Lawrence Dallaglio's new book - Rugby Tales!

Lawrence Dallaglio has come out with a new book, Rugby Tales, that is all about the lighter side of the sport. It features legendary tales of blood, sweat, and beers, and you could win yourself a copy.

Dallaglio, a World Cup winner and stalwart for both Wasps and England, gives us an insight into the behind the scenes stories that are normally only shared amongst rugby playing colleagues and friends.

He talks with affection and humour about incidents from both on and off the field, sharing stories from the big matches, larger than life personalities, and the occasional story from the late hours in the pub.

There's the one about when he himself was accused of being out on the town until 3am, days before a crucial match. 'Don't you look at me,' he cried indignantly, 'I got in at six.'

How to enter:
We have 5 personally signed copies to give away to Rugbydump visitors, and winning couldn't be easier. All you need to do is register on our forum, then navigate to this thread, where you can share your best rugby story.

It can be about your personal experience, or that of someone else that you'd heard about. If you're not up for that, just say hi and that you'd like to enter. We'll pick the best entries, as well as some randoms, so register now to win. If you're already a forum regular, it's even easier.


Time: 02:52



  • Looks like a good read.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2009 10:22 am  

  • Will he include his cocaine tales?

    By Anonymous Kiwi umaga nemo, at November 04, 2009 10:49 am  

  • what does he say to mandela? I dont get it...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2009 10:53 am  

  • Kiwi umaga nemo said...
    Will he include his cocaine tales?

    Ha ha lol i remember that, what an embarressment for him and the game.

    Doubtless it wont get a mention in the book how he ran his mouth to a woman he thought he would be able to sell coke to and score after, only to read it all in the red tab papers the next day = reputation in tatters.

    To be quite honest i never liked the bloke much anyway. But thats just my opinion before you all berate me about it.

    By Blogger Kenny, at November 04, 2009 10:58 am  

  • He looks like Russ Abbott (1980s unfunny British Comedian) - which is not a good thing.........

    Why can't he quietly go away? We all had to suffer his pompous drivel whilst he was in (& on the fringes) of the England squad - now that he has finally retired, can he please please just sod off

    (I am English by the way - for what it is worth)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2009 12:59 pm  

  • 'Kiwi umaga nemo said...
    Will he include his cocaine tales?

    Ha ha lol i remember that, what an embarressment for him and the game'

    The cocaine thing was a complete fabrication by a paper (the Daily Mail) which has just been sued by kate winslet for publishing lies and has come under pressure for printing a majorly homophobic article. just so those not from the uk know where this crap comes from.

    the stuff before the cocaine story came from a set up by an equally disgusting paper called the news of the world

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2009 1:02 pm  

  • Ah give the guy a break - he's just trying to make some money now his playing days are behind him.

    As a Wasps and England fan I have to say Larry can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. He's won everything there is to win in the NH and I bet he has some good stories to tell.

    By Anonymous Ted, at November 04, 2009 1:02 pm  

  • A lot of buildup and then 0 punchline.

    Not the best story to tell if you want to promote your book.

    By Anonymous The Inside Shoulder, at November 04, 2009 2:04 pm  

  • He can't stand being out of the limelight....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 04, 2009 3:51 pm  

  • Have to agree with the anonymous about the papers, anyone who reads them seriously might as well just not, they are full of rubbish, they are over the top when they report something that has some truth, and a lot of the time they talk rubbish and get sued for it!....

    Personally i always like Dallaglio, i thought he played some good rugby in his time (so did wasps and england coaches...otherwise he would be a professional player!) so im hoping he enjoyed writing his book and hope it goes well for him.

    I have to unfortunately agree with someone that the joke he just told was a little :-/ (questionable) I think it might have to be one of those things where you have to know more about the scrum half....or not i dunno....its amusing, but just not as hilarious as i was expecting....

    Anyway im sure the book will be good, id love a free copy, i just have very few stories which i imagine would win......so i might pass on embarrassing myself....

    Thanks for the clip RD, and good luck to Dallaglio...

    By Anonymous No.7, at November 04, 2009 4:00 pm  

  • I think the punchline was mainly about Madiba having a great sense of humour about what was said. But I'm sure that would have been one page of the book - the rest is great.

    Anyway, as I said, all you need to do to enter is join the forum and post a short msg. A few randoms will be chosen to receive the books.

    By Blogger RD, at November 04, 2009 4:32 pm  

  • I think he was a very good captain for England, and i've always liked this guy (even though i'm french btw). He's the perfect example of a tough englishman as i see them (only his name doesn't sound english...): pretentious, bigmouth, fearless

    By Anonymous rodofle, at November 04, 2009 5:54 pm  

  • This confession asked me quite an effort.

    By Anonymous rodofle, at November 04, 2009 5:58 pm  

  • Taxis wont pay roadtax in South Africa. Good man..

    By Blogger WGMDelko, at November 04, 2009 5:58 pm  

  • Cool, i need some new toilet paper.

    By Anonymous BuffaloBill, at November 04, 2009 7:57 pm  

  • Lawrence Bruno Nero Dallaglio. Greatest name ever!! Thats as English as a stiff upper lip. Hard to believe he nearly could've played for Ireland, or Italy.

    And the cocaine thing was just a set up when he was boasting trying to score with a girl in a nightclub.

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at November 04, 2009 8:38 pm  

  • Heard this story before. It is a good story considering the circumstances, the delivery isn't as good as when he told it on Top Gear after the 07 WC.

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at November 04, 2009 8:44 pm  

  • bet the stories from those early years are brilliant.

    i think its a huge shame that profesionalism and increased media exposure has given the blow hards and cry babies too much of a say.

    hopefully this will be one back for the old school

    By Blogger guy, at November 05, 2009 12:17 am  

  • WOW he can write!!! learn something new every day. I wonder if he talks about the irony of being one of the dirtiest players ever (on and off the field) and getting put on the 'bloodgate' investigation team.
    What a horrid person, overrated and a negative force in rugby.

    By Anonymous Saracens RFC, at November 05, 2009 5:05 pm  

  • Dallaglio is a LEGEND and could just as easily have been the England captain as Johnson. personally i wouldn't believe what a crap tabloid says...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2009 1:07 am  

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