Martin Johnson


Martin Johnson, Rugby Speaker



A legend of modern Rugby, Martin Johnson captained his England side to World Cup victory in 2003 as well as captaining his club, the Leicester Tigers to two Heineken Cup victories and six league wins. Martin was the England Rugby Coach between 2008 and 2011, where he used his extensive experience from his playing career to guide his national side once more. This knowledge is also what makes Martin a highly regarded rugby speaker for events and private functions.

Johnson began to play for the Leicester Tigers after two seasons in American Football in New Zealand. It was only three years later when Martin made his England debut against France, playing superbly despite being called up without preparation with his other team mates. Johnson went on to become an integral part of the team that won the 1995 Grand Slam. Martin took over the captaincy of his beloved Leicester Tigers in 1997 after the retirement of Dean Richards, with the winning reaching the Pilkington Cup and reaching the final of the Heineken Cup. Martin knows exactly how to maximise success and take opportunities in competitive environments, two skills closely related to corporate environment therefore making Martin a fantastic Rugby speaker.

Johnson’s defining moment of his international career came at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, including the unforgettable 20-17 victory over Australia in the final. The national side beat the very best sides in the world including, South Africa, France and Wales to eventually take their place as one of the best teams to ever play. Johnson’s performances over this time were described as ‘among the best ever by a lock forward’. As an after dinner speaker, Johnson relays anecdotal tales of his time as an elite sportsman, along with just how sweet that victory against Australia really tasted.

A sports speaker who always is in demand, Martin regularly makes television appearances and is a regular on the after dinner circuit for large corporate clients. Martin’s eloquence and articulation whilst on stage makes him an ideal event and awards host, ensuring everything runs to plan and remains on time.



Martin Johnson is available as 

After Dinner Speaker for an event,

Keynote Speaker

Motivational Speaker

Rugby speaker for a sportsman's dinner

Speaker for a Golf Day

Guest speakers for hire

Ex Rugby After Dinner Speakers

Top Table Speaker

Awards Host

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Rugby Speakers for Hire in the UK and Europe

Laughter UK provide rugby after dinner speakers for a wide variety of events such as, corporate events, sportsmans dinners, golf days, awards ceremonies, comedy and curry nights, theatre shows, pub & club entertainment, and many many more. We cover all areas of the UK including Lancashire and Cumbriain the North West of England. Laughter UK will be able to help you make the best choice of Rugby Speaker for your event. Our Rugby Speakers include the following personalities.

Ray French
Damien Hopley
Garin Jenkins
Steve Lander
Alex Murphy
Nigel Owens
Eric Peters
Mick Quinn
Derek Quinnell
Nigel Redman
Clive Rowland
Tim Stimpson
John Spencer
David Trick
Roger Uttley
David Watkins
Craig Chalmers
Richard Cockerill
Terry Crystal
Mervyn Davies
Steve Diamond
Huw Davis
Steve Fenwick
Dorian West
Rory Underwood
Martin Bayfield
Zinzan Brook
Will Carling
Martin Corry
Lawrence Dallaglio
Matt Dawson
Gareth Edwards
Sean Fitzpatrick
Will Greenwood
Martin Johnson
Michael Lynagh
Gareth Thomas
Clive Woodward
Keith Wood
Kyran Bracken
Neil Back
Mike Catt
Jonathan Davies
Ieuan Evans
Scott Gibbs
Gavin Hastings
Austin Healey
Ben Kay
John Bentley
Steve Bainbridge
Jason Leonard
Brian Moore
Cliff Morgan
Neil Back
Bill Beaumont
Fran Cotton
John Beattie
Bill McLaren
Andy Robinson
David Sole
Phil Bennett
Gareth Chilcott
David Duckham
Rob Jones
Willie Hunter
Andy Nichol
Willie John McBride
Kenny Milne
Graham Price
Jeff Probyn
Scott Quinnell
Dean Richards
Ian Robertson
Graham Rowntree
Fergus Slattery
Peter Wheeler

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