Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton

  • Former Welsh International Ruby Player
  • Rugby Speaker
  • Teamwork & Motivational Speaker

Sam Warburton OBE is a Welsh international Rugby union player that exudes control, leadership, competitiveness. An imposing and commanding figure, throughout his career Warburton has represented his country as a player and team captain at all levels; as captain of the under-18’s, under-19’s and under-20’s and the senior side. Sam has earned many accomplishments and broken a range of records during his career becoming the world’s youngest ever team captain when he led his team to the 2011 Rugby World Cup and continuing in the role for the 2012 Six Nations, during which he was named man of the match in the opening match. In 2013, Sam Warburton became the youngest ever British and Irish Lions captain, leading the team to victory in the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia – a role he reprised in 2017 as he led the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand which ended in a draw. During the 2015 Six Nations tournament, Sam earned his 34th cap for Wales, breaking Ryan Jones’ record for number of caps earned as Wales team captain.

A prolific openside and blindside flanker, Warburton ended his career as a legend of both the Wales rugby team and the Cardiff Blues. Sam’s vast rugby union experience and team management skills make him an excellent speaker for any rugby-related conference or leadership event. Having announced his retirement in July 2018, the former Wales and Lions captain called time on a staggeringly successful career.

A player and performer held in the highest regard and respected worldwide, Sam Warburton OBE is available to hire as a rugby speaker for any event, dinner or function where he is certain to be an idyllic addition to any occasion and leave guests truly starstruck.

To book Sam to speak at your event please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email your request to

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