ENGLAND Rugby World Cup-winning hero Lawrence Dallaglio is fighting a bankruptcy case, The Sun reports.
The tax office opened a case against the 50-year-old pitching legend of London High court.
Court documents show HMRC Officials opened a case against the former England captain, who won 85 caps, on Tuesday.
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.
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.