CO-HOST & DINNER SPEAKER – KYRAN BRACKEN
Born in Ireland, Kyran could have worn the green of the Emerald Isle, but as a baby moved to Liverpool and went on to win the Rugby World Cup with the English Rose on his chest in 2003.
On the pitch, Kyran could pass accurately off both hands, was a strong defender, kicked well and always posed an attacking threat with great speed from a standing start.
Kyran made his England debut against the All Blacks in 1993. Throughout his career he fiercely contested the scrum half jersey with Matt Dawson, and then Austin Healey. However, during this highly competitive period for English quality international number nines and over a 10 year period, Kyran won 51 caps. His final England appearance came in the ’03 World Cup against France.
Qualified in law from Bristol University, when the game went professional he transferred from Bristol RFC to Saracens in 1996. A highly respected and popular player for both his club and for his country, he captained England on three occasions as well as leading Saracens for two seasons. He also toured with the British & Irish Lions to South Africa in 1997.
Kyran retired from the game at the close of the 2005/06 season.
An intelligent guy and a very talented speaker, he is regularly called upon to MC events and give business speeches. He’s insightful, has the ability to educate, engage and entertain an audience and is always great fun to be around.
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