Former international rugby star, Mike Phillips was one of Wales’ most formidable scrum-halfs. From representing his country, to playing in the elite leagues of the sport, Phillips has enjoyed a hugely impressive career as a rugby union player, and now continues to remain prominent in the sport since his retirement. With such a vast and high profile career, Mike Phillips is in demand as an after dinner speaker across the world as he tells anecdotes from the pitch of history making games.
A force on the field, Mike Phillips has been capped ninety four times for his home country, making him the most capped scrum-half for Wales in history. Since making his debut for the side in 2003, Phillips has proved he is a valuable asset and team player, selected for the line up in all top level competitions including the Rugby World Cup and the Six Nations. Throughout his career, Phillips has enjoyed a number of iconic moments that will be remembered in Welsh rugby history, including scoring the winning try at Twickenham in the 2006 Six Nations, winning Man of the Match in the 2007 World Cup and helping achieve a Triple Crown in 2008.
Equally prominent in his club career, Phillips has made over three hundred professional appearances at a club level. Playing for top teams in the UK and Europe, Phillips has dominated as a scrum half for Llanelli Scarlets, Ospreys and Racing 92, to name a few. He began his career with the Llanelli Scarlets aged only twenty, and he stayed with the side for four years honing his talents and gaining a reputation as a fierce competitor. He went on to show his true abilities as a player and even played for French teams throughout his sixteen year professional career.
Since retiring in 2017, Mike Phillips is yet to hang up his boots, and remains a prominent figure in the sport. Moving out to Dubai he has founded the Mike Phillips Academy, designed to improve the participation and buzz for rugby in the UAE. Additionally, Phillips continues to conduct media interviews and act as an occasional pundit due to his unrivalled expertise on the game.
A talented player with an impressive career, Mike Phillips is in high demand as a keynote speaker due to the longevity of his prominence in one of world’s best loved sports. Able to share his stories from the pitch as well as his experience of working in a team, he is engaging and versatile as ever event he attends.