WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2022We are very pleased to welcome Neil to Steam.
Backy played for England and the British & Irish Lions who also played for Nottingham RFC,
WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2022 We are very pleased to welcome Neil to Steam.
Backy played for England and the British & Irish Lions who also played for Nottingham RFC, Leicester Tigers, and captained both England and Leicester during his career.
Following World Cup victory with England in 2003, he took on the role of Player/Defensive Coach for Leicester Tigers until he retired, following an illustrious 17-year first class playing career. One of his final games saw him become the oldest test British Lion in the history of the game, in the first test match verses New Zealand, on the 2005 tour.
During his international career he played in three World Cups, 1995, 1999, and 2003, where he was an integral part of the 2003 World Cup winning side. He also went on three Lions tours: the victorious tour to South Africa in 1997, and to Australia in 2001 and New Zealand in 2005. He earned 66 caps for England, captaining them to victory four times, and scored 16 tries and 1 drop goal (the only England forward to do so in a test match in the history of the game). He played as an open side flanker.
The Dinner will include a mini interview with Neil conducted by our MC and then a Question & Answer session with him. We will be raising for our chosen charity through an auction and through several table games where we will ask for a £20.00 per person donation.
Doors open at 6pm with sit down at 6.50pm with Dinner served at 7pm. The event will conclude at 10pm but the bar will remain open until 11pm.