posted on Jan, 28 2004 @ 03:25 PM
Lawrence Dallaglio has been name as the new England captain for the upcomming RBS six nations Championships.His first match will be against Italy in
February.It will be Englands first match since they won the Rugby World Cup two months ago.
The job was vacated after World Cup captain Martin Johnson annouced his retirement from the international scene.Other captaincy candidates were Phil
Vickery, Richard Hill and Neil Back, but England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has turned to a player who he first appointed captain after he became
England boss in September 1997.Dallaglio, capped 65 times, has led England 14 times. His last game as captain was against South Africa at Twickenham
in December 1998.