Ugo Monye




Ugo Monye is a well known face of rugby having made a successful transition from top player to pundit to authoritative spokesman on diversity as well as a persuasive contestant on Fighting Talk on BBC Radio 5 live.
Ugo began his career at Harlequins in 2002, going on to make 237 appearances for the club, scoring 87 tries and winning a Premiership Title in the process. 

He made his England debut in 2008, and after featuring heavily in England’s 2009 Six Nations squad, he was awarded a place on the 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa, on which he scored a crucial length of the field try in the final Test, which has gone on to become an iconic image in Lions history. 

Ugo has become one of the most respected voices in world rugby known for his informed and charismatic on screen persona. He has launched a podcast with the BBC and become a columnist for the Guardian, proving he is one of the most sought-after voices in the rugby media landscape. He now co-hosts A Question of Sport.

Ugo has stepped up to tackle issues such as diversity in rugby and the BLM movement in the UK, standing as chair of the Rugby Football Union’s independent advisory group on diversity. 

In 2022, Ugo also took part in the No Woman No Try documentary, which looked at how female rugby players are treated, and he continues to fight for their funding and growth. 

For businesses, Ugo can offer a deeply impactful Q&A which specifically links business and his experiences, focusing on mindset; resilience; mental health; and diversity.

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