Andy Nicol


Andy Nicol is a former Scottish rugby union scrum-half turned BBC commentator and rugby pundit. Known for his stints with the renowned Barbarians, the British Lions, Bath Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland National team, Andy is a highly regarded and recognisable member of the rugby field. A leading expert in effective leadership, teamwork and achieving peak performance, Nicol can offer incredible advice that has already made some of the most extraordinary transformations in sporting, school and business organisations.

Born in Dundee, Andy began his amateur career in 1991 with Dundee HSFP. He made his senior domestic debut with Bath Rugby in 1997 whom he spent the next two years with whilst making historic achievements. As the first man of a British Club to lift Europe’s top prize, Bath’s victory at the 1998 European Cup became one of his early career highlights. He won his first cap for Scotland in 1992 where he debuted against England and since been capped a further 22 times.

Throughout his career, Andy showed strength in leadership as the captain of the Scottish national team that claimed a 19-13 victory over England in 2000. He further captained Scotland seven times and also played on the 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand as a replacement before appearing on the Lions 2001 tour.

Following on from his retirement that he announced at the end of the 2002-03 season, Nicol has gone onto to manage The Steelers at the Dubai 7’s for three years before joining the BBC as a commentator for BBC Sport.

With over thirteen years within rugby under his belt, Andy Nicol has become a considered leader within a variety of valuable skills. His winning mindset is one that is highly desirable by a whole host of organisations making him one of the most highly sought after peak performance speakers on our roster.

To book Andy Nicol as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When he’s at corporate events, Andy is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Peak Performance
  • Rugby Speaker
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership & Teamwork

“We had 500 guests attend our Melbourne event and 850 at our Sydney event. Andy simply brought the house down! He was not only extremely articulate but also highly entertaining and amusing. Many clients who attend a great many of our events crossing all the sporting codes, commented that he was a ‘brilliant speaker’. Having used many speakers, Andy really is up there with the best of them and I couldn’t recommend him enough. Your guests will be left with a lasting impression for many years to come.”
– Philip Moyle General Manager, Corporate Sports Australia