England’s Rugby World Cup hero is fighting bankruptcy

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    Bankruptcy proceedings have been launched against former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio, pictured above right, hosting the World Cup with Martin Johnson, court documents show

    ENGLAND Rugby World Cup-winning hero Lawrence Dallaglio is fighting a bankruptcy case, The Sun reports.

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    Bankruptcy proceedings have been launched against former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio, pictured above right, hosting the World Cup with Martin Johnson, court documents showAuthor: Action Images
    Dalaglio, 50, said he was

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    Dalaglio, 50, said he was “aware” of the claimAuthor: Getty
    He was part of the team that beat hosts Australia in the 2003 World Cup final

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    He was part of the team that beat hosts Australia in the 2003 World Cup final

    Court documents show HMRC Officials opened a case against the former England captain, who won 85 caps, on Tuesday.

    Dallaglio, part of the team that beat the hosts Australia in The final of the 2003 World Cupsaid he was “aware” of the claims.

    Speaking outside his £3.5million home in Richmond, south-west London, he said: “It’s fine. Nothing to worry about. I have someone doing it.”

    Back-row star Dallaglio remains one of England’s greatest rugby stars.

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    He won Six nations A four-time champion, five Premier League titles for Wasps and two Heineken Cups.

    In 2008, a year after retiring, he told the Financial Times how he made “my first million”.

    He said: “I think everyone has a responsibility to ensure that the taxpayers don’t get it all.”

    He continued: “If you wanted to make money you wouldn’t be playing rugby.

    “There was never any money for me. In 2003 I had a scholarship that raised over £1 million charitable organizations.

    “Professional rugby players earn around £60,000 a year. If you win the World Cup, you can get the same amount again.”

    HMRC does not comment on individual cases.

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