Ugo Monye is a former English International rugby union player and since retiring from professional sport works BT Sport pundit and ITV broadcaster. 2021 has been a breakthrough year for Ugo, being named as a new Team Captain on the BBC’s Question of Sport, and as a contestant in 2021’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The one-club-man 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.
His club performances soon earned him International recognition, making 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.
Retiring in 2015, ITV and BT Sport were quick to take him up on his informed and charismatic on screen offering, where he has gone on to work on their Rugby World Cup and Gallagher Premiership coverage for the past 5 seasons.
Launching his Podcast with the BBC in 2017, and a columnist in the Guardian, Ugo is one of the most sought after voices in the rugby media landscape.
2021 has been a breakthrough year for Ugo, being named as a new Team Captain on the BBC’s Question of Sport, and as a contestant in 2021’s Strictly Come Dancing.
In recent times, Ugo has stepped up to tackle issues such as diversity in rugby, the BLM movement in the UK and the funding and growth of the women’s game.
Able to share witty locker room stories from his time on the England team as an after-dinner speaker, host or take part in a Q&A session, Ugo is a brilliant addition to a variety of events.