Ex-England captain Lawrence Dallaglio signs up with BT Sport

Lawrence Dallaglio
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Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio says that he is "thrilled" to become BT Sport's leading rugby union expert.

Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio has agreed to become BT Sport's leading expert for their rugby union coverage next season.

The 40-year-old, who has become the first official signing for the broadcasters, will have a varied role as studio pundit and co-commentator for a host of matches over the course of the campaign.

"I am genuinely thrilled to be joining BT Sport as its rugby expert," said Dallaglio. "BT has huge ambitions for rugby union and I am delighted to be involved with that from the beginning.

"I hope that we can make BT Sport the place to watch rugby and I know it has some great new ideas to really put the viewer at the heart of the action."

BT will show 69 live matches next season after they secured the rights to broadcast rugby for the next four years.

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