Roger Uttley


Roger Uttley is a retired international rugby union player who represented England during the 1970s. Born in Blackpool, Uttley played for Fylde and Gosforth before ending his career at Wasps. An exceptional player, Uttley also spent some of his post-retirement days as a manager and helped guide England to the Rugby World Cup final in 1991. An expert in maximising success, Uttley ensured he got the best out of his players and was so close to creating history with the England squad.

He played 23 times for England between 1973 and 1980, during this time he was regarded as one of the nations best players. Uttley also featured for the British and Irish Lions on four occasions during there undefeated tour to South Africa in 1974. Playing at back row, Uttley was a 6ft 4″ powerhouse known for his exceptional strength and power.

In 1989, Uttley was the assistant coach of the Lions squad that defeated Australia in a test series. Two years later and he was coaching the England side at the World Cup, he helped guide the team to the final before being defeated by Australia. This was an amazing achievement seeing England go so close to winning their first World Cup and Uttley was regarded as a fantastic manager. Having great management and leadership skills, Uttley had the ability to inspire his team. As a rugby speaker, Uttley showcases his ability to inspire audiences and reflects on topics such as the importance of teamwork and leadership. After a magnificent playing and managerial career, Uttley was awarded an OBE in 1991.

Roger Uttley enjoyed a hugely successful rugby career as both a player and a manager. Now spending a lot of his time as a rugby speaker, he often reflects on his illustrious career but also discusses a number of vital topics. Uttley is an expert in drive and determination, as well as teamwork and leadership. Possessing a fantastic personality and great humour, Roger Uttley can inspire and influence audiences through his wonderful knowledge and great charisma.

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When at corporate events, Roger is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Sporting Success
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Leadership & Teamwork

Watch Roger Uttley discuss the Six Nations below: