Sir Bill Beaumont CBE DL | The Entertainment Consultancy

Sir William Beaumont is a former rugby union player, and was captain of the England rugby union team, earning 34 caps, then a record for a lock. He took over as England captain in Paris in 1978. He was an inspiring captain of the North of England, whom he led to victory over the All Blacks in 1979, and also of England, who won their first Grand Slam for 23 years in 1980.

He toured Australia in 1975, Japan, Fiji and Tonga in 1979, and Argentina in 1981 with England. He played 15 times for the Barbarians, including the match against the All Blacks in 1978. He retired from rugby in 1982 on medical advice from doctors, due to successive concussions.