Matt Dawson
English rugby union player
Matt Dawson
Matthew James Sutherland "Matt" Dawson, MBE is a retired English rugby union player who played scrum half for Wasps and Northampton Saints. During his international career he toured with the British and Irish Lions three times and was part of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winning side. He won 77 caps for his country in total, including nine as captain. He is England’s most capped scrum half.
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Hakarena to Spice Girls: 10 haka travesties
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The haka challenge popularised by New Zealand's All Blacks remains an important part of Maori culture, but some outsiders have been accused of disrespecting the ritual. 2015 - Former England player Matt Dawson promotes a British clothing chain by mincing through the "hakarena" -- a haka/macarena mash-up that Maori statesman Pita Sharples calls "shameful and insulting". - US college gridiron team the Arizona Wildcats drops its version of the haka after an expatriate Kiwi launches an online petition saying their rendition is "an affront to the people of New Zealand".
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Dawson backs former school at Wembley
Bucks Free Press - over 3 years
WORLD Cup winner and former RGS High Wycombe pupil Matt Dawson is backing his old school to make history at Wembley Stadium next weekend.
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Matt Dawson: Pesto Crusted Rack of Lamb on Puy Lentils
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I'm a massive lamb fan, particularly when pink and tender and accompanied by this puy lentil salad. And don't be shy, make sure you pick every last morsel of lamb off the bone, no knife and fork required! Wine expert Ewan Lacey helps me match this dish to the perfect Bordeaux wine. PREPARATION: 30 mins COOKING: 45 mins SERVES: 2 YOU WILL NEED 3-4 tbsp olive oil 2 x rack of lamb, each with four bones, French trimmed Coarsely ground pepper & rock salt 1-2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped A handful of basil leaves 35g pine nuts 20g parmesan, grated Handful of dry breadcrumbs 1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard 4 x medium carrots, finely diced 1 large onion, finely diced 3 sticks of celery, finely diced 200ml Marsala wine 150ml chicken or vegetable stock 125g dried puy lentils (or 250g if pre-cooked) 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped HOW TO PREPARE 1. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Season the lamb with salt & pepper and then lay the r ...
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Matt Dawson: Smoked Haddock and Two Cheese Tart With Lemon Dressed Green Salad
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Right, cards on the table, I'm a fish addict. Not just because of the nutritional benefits, but because it tastes so good. I like this dish because it's actually filling unlike many fish recipes. So it will definitely satisfy your hungry guest. We also pick the perfect wine to enjoy with this delicious meal. PREPARATION: 30 mins COOKING: 35-45 mins SERVES: Four YOU WILL NEED 20cm tart tin lined with shortcrust pastry and pre-baked 2 large free range eggs 150ml semi-skimmed milk 1 tbsp mustard 150g crème fraîche 1 tbsp chives, chopped Coarsely ground pepper & rock salt 400g smoked haddock fillet, flaked 100g Gruyère, grated 50g goat's cheese, crumbled 1 lemon, cut into wedges Green leaf salad, to serve HOW TO PREPARE 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard, crème fraîche, some chives and seasoning. Brush a little of this mixture on to the base of the pastry case and bake for four-five mins to seal the p ...
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Town’s title hopes gone
Fenland Citizen - over 4 years
WISBECH Town waved goodbye to their Cambs Tucker League title hopes with a four-wicket defeat against Nassington on Saturday. They now trail leaders Foxton by 39 points with just two games to play but could still finish second with Sawston just one point ahead of them. Skipper James Williams lost the toss but would have batted anyway and although not the best of tracks his side got off to a decent start. Openers Danny Haynes 35 and Sam Albutt 25 put on 62 for the first wicket and 
Gary Freear 35 continued the good work. But then came the slump as Wisbech tumbled from 101 for three to 111 to six and finally all out for 139 with the last eight batsmen failing to score double figures. Nassington were 12 for two at one stage and although Williams took three for 53 and Craig Johnson two for 23 there were few problems for the home side reaching 140 for six in 38.4 overs. Williams said: “I think that has really put a lid on our title hopes. We have lost four times this season and each t ...
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Phone hacking scandal: Wayne Rooney among 46 new claimants to sue Murdoch's ... - Daily Mail
Google News - almost 5 years
Daily Mail Phone hacking scandal: Wayne Rooney among 46 new claimants to sue Murdoch's ... Daily Mail By Emily Allen Wayne Rooney is among the celebrities to issue damages claims in the latest round of phone-hacking litigation. The footballer's action is one of 46 cases, many formally launched in the last few days, which are due to be tried at London's ... Rooney launches phone-hacking claimThe Guardian Wayne Rooney and Matt Dawson launch phone hacking claimsMetro Dozens more phone-hacking legal claims emergeBBC News Telegraph.co.uk all 389 news articles »
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NBN Co picks Merimbula for first satellite earth station
IT Wire - almost 5 years
NBN Co has chosen Merimbula on the NSW Far South Coast as the site of its first of 10 satellite earth stations it plans to build to relay traffic between NBN's satellite connected customers and terrestrial networks. It is scheduled to be up and running in 2015. The site, in Wolumla approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Merimbula, will house the gateway and six satellite dishes and was "selected following extensive consultation with Bega Valley Shire Council," NBN Co says. Matt Dawson, NBN Co's satellite project director, said: "Merimbula was chosen for a number of reasons: The climate is perfect for our needs. It's also located close to reliable power and other infrastructure including the NBN's core fibre transit network." The mayor of Bega Valley Shire Council, Tony Allen, said that NBN Co would make more information available about the construction of the site when it lodged its development application. "Community members will then be welcome to make comments and ask qu ...
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Win 1 of 5 Matt Dawson ‘Rip Raoring Rugby’ DVDs
Misformusic - about 5 years
England Rugby World Cup winner, national sporting hero and top TV star, <a class="fplink fp-595533" href="/matt+dawson">Matt Dawson</a>, presents an action-packed collection‘Me To You at Xmas' is a great new album release, uniting the much loved Tatty Teddy - from the popular and ‘Me To You’ brandThe tables have turned and psychopaths, murderers and stalkers are being hunted in the gripping and suspensefulPinemarten's debut album 'If You Thought There Was Any Doubt' is out now. The album is available to buy now via BandcampFingersnap is the creative coupling of artist David McAlmont and musical tour de force Guy Davies. Fingersnap’s first releaseFeaturing alternative versions of tracks by Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Neil Young, Ian McCulloch and moreWith over 2.5 million sales to date, NOW That's What I Call Xmas is back for another smashing year!John Bishop has been enjoying his time in the sunshine, with his phenomenally fast rise to fame. From October 2010 toFeaturing t ...
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Matt Dawson: Mike Tindall punishment is crazy
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
The £25,000 fine for <a class="fplink fp-608702" href="/mike+tindall">Mike Tindall</a> is draconian and another example of the crazy decision-making going on at the Rugby Football Union.
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Dennis Taylor, Richard Dunwoody and Beth Tweddle lined-up for Liverpool ... - Ormskirk & Skelmersdale Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Presenter Sue Barker will be keeping order for each show on the tour along with resident team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, who will be joined by the legendary panellists. One such legend is retired snooker player Dennis Taylor
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Changing room chat: Cocky Dawson socks it to Scots - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
FORMER England rugby captain Matt Dawson was up to his usual wind-up tricks as he laid into Scotland following the try-less 15-6 win over Georgia in Invercargill yesterday. The former scrum-half turned Question of Sport captain, who so irritated
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England's prince Tindall is free to run and conquer - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Tindall is the ideal man to lead England into this first game and I think it&#39;s made for him to have a fantastic tournament now that the midfield balance is right. The emergence of Manu Tuilagi is great news for &#39;Tins&#39; because it
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Matt Dawson tips All Blacks to win the Rugby World Cup - BBC Sport
Google News - over 5 years
Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson believes New Zealand will win the Rugby World Cup if they can overcome the pressure of playing on home soil. Radio 5 Live host Dawson said Australia were best equipped to challenge the All Blacks for the trophy,
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Matt Dawson: my Saturday job - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
C+ I&#39;ve never realised this before but Matt Dawson, Will Carling (rucku.com) and Dallaglio (tears of an exercise bike) are mystics. Paul Rees has briefly covered what transpired yesterday. some facts not in his article. 39 replied that they would vote
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matt Dawson
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 41
    In early 2014, he was appointed as director for business development at Instant, the global flexible workspace specialist.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    In 2012 on the CBBC series 12 Again Dawson revealed at age twelve he played an extra in the video to Culture Club's song The War Song in 1984 dressed up as a skeleton.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, Matt hosted Monster Munchies for Good Food, where he challenged two teams to make a monster sized local delicacy in 24 hours which were unveiled at a local show and were judged on size, presentation and taste, the size they were aiming for is that of a small car. Matt is the 2013 President of children's medical research charity Sparks, whose mission is to ensure that all babies are born healthy and stay healthy.
    More Details Hide Details Matt attended their 2012 Winter Ball along with other supporters of the charity such as Lady Gabriella Windsor, who was in attendance in place of her mother, Sparks Royal Patron, Princess Michael of Kent. In 2015 Matt fronted a cycle ride for the charity from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to Twickenham in London, 150 mile in just one day. He is an Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Britain and Ireland. He posed nude in the women's magazine Cosmopolitan in support of the testicular and prostate cancer charity Everyman. Matt has been supporting the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) since 2004, and became a UNICEF UK ambassador in 2009. In June 2009, Matt took time out while broadcasting for the Lions tour in South Africa to visit UNICEF programmes focusing on education, shelter and HIV/AIDS.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    2008 saw Matt Dawson co-hosting Mitch and Matt's Big Fish, a seafood lovers tour of the British coast, in which he and Mitch Tonks tasted and cooked a variety of fish dishes using the catch of the British fishing ports.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    He went on to cover the 2007 Rugby World Cup for the BBC.
    More Details Hide Details He also presents 5-Live's weekly Rugby show. He was recently on an edition of www.888.com TV poker special where he ended up coming a very close second.
    In January 2007, it was announced that Matt Dawson would be joining BBC Radio Five Live as summariser for the commentary on England's forthcoming Six Nations Championship games.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    He took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, partnered by Lilia Kopylova.
    More Details Hide Details Although appearing initially to be an unlikely contender, he came second, only beaten in the final by cricketer Mark Ramprakash. He later returned to the show in 2008 to dance with Elaine Paige in Sport Relief does Strictly Come Dancing to raise money for Sport Relief, where they came second.
    In September 2006, he appeared in BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef programme, beating Roger Black and Hardeep Singh Kohli, to win the final.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    Dawson returned to the England fold in 2005 but had limited opportunities in a disappointing Six Nations campaign as Harry Ellis started at number nine for four of the five matches.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, Dawson joined the long-running BBC TV quiz show A Question of Sport, featuring as a regular team captain opposite Ally McCoist and more recently, Phil Tufnell.
    A return to the 2005 Six Nations was expected and Dawson rejoined the Elite Player Squad for the tournament, playing well enough to earn a place on the 2005 British Lions tour to New Zealand, managed by Sir Clive Woodward.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    In the autumn of 2004 he failed to turn up to an England training camp due to a previously arranged commitment to appear on A Question of Sport, resulting in him being dropped from the England squad for the 2004 Autumn internationals.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    He played a vital role in winning the final tie against Australia in Sydney on 22 November 2003.
    More Details Hide Details With less than a minute remaining in extra time he made a completely unexpected break gaining a vital 20 metres upfield. From the subsequent ruck he fed the ball to Jonny Wilkinson for the winning drop goal.
    He became an integral part of the England side, winning his 50th cap against Ireland on the same day England won the 2003 Six Nations Grand Slam.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he was a crucial part of the team that won the World Cup.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    Dawson's career nearly ended after sustaining a neck injury during the record 53–3 win against South Africa in November 2002 when he was headbutted by Springbok skipper Corné Krige.
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  • 2001
    Age 28
    In the 2001 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, Dawson went as second-choice scrum half behind Howley.
    More Details Hide Details Howley played in the first two tests but was injured for the third, where Dawson played. Controversially however, Dawson was one of the mid-week side opposed to the training regime of coach Graham Henry and publicly criticised him, although this did not cause as much stir as Healey's similar comments. He and Healey avoided being sent home but were fined by the disciplinary committee. Later in the week he redeemed himself by converting Healey's try during extra time to win a closely tied match against the Brumbies.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    He was captain in the 2000 Six Nations and often in the absence of Martin Johnson.
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  • 1999
    Age 26
    He became first-choice scrum half at the 1999 Rugby World Cup after Bracken's withdrawal due to injury and scored England's first try of the competition just 8 minutes into the opening match, a 67–7 win, against Italy.
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  • 1998
    Age 25
    Dawson captained England for the first time when he was chosen as captain for the infamous 1998 "tour from hell" in the absence of more experienced internationals.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the disastrous results he would go on to establish himself in the starting XV.
  • 1997
    Age 24
    Dawson went on the 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa as third-choice scrum half behind Rob Howley and Austin Healey but injury to Howley and some good performances saw him make the starting line-up.
    More Details Hide Details In the first test with ten minutes to go, Dawson broke from the base of a scrum and threw an overhead dummy that checked the four Springboks allowing him to scamper in for the winning try. That victory was the start of a 2–1 series win, clinched when he fed Jeremy Guscott for the series-winning drop goal.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    Dawson made his international debut for England in December 1995, against Western Samoa, but would have to fight with Andy Gomarsall, Austin Healey but mostly Kyran Bracken for the England number 9 shirt.
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  • 1993
    Age 20
    In 1993, Dawson was a member of the England Sevens team which won the inaugural Sevens World Cup in Scotland.
    More Details Hide Details Dawson and competition teammate Lawrence Dallaglio are therefore the only players to have won the World Cup at both the 15- and 7-a-side games.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 18
    Dawson joined Northampton in 1991 after leaving school and was among the last generation of players to have started their careers during the amateur era.
    More Details Hide Details Before rugby turned professional in 1995 he worked as a security guard and coached at Spratton Hall School. He formed a successful half-back partnership with Paul Grayson, winning the 2000 Heineken Cup and finishing runner-up in the Anglo-Welsh Cup three times. In the club's 130th anniversary poll he and Grayson were voted by fans into the all-time dream XV. In 2004 Dawson moved from Northampton to London Wasps after his contract was not renewed and won the Premiership title in his first season. On 7 April 2006, Dawson announced that he would be retiring from rugby completely at the end of the season and on 14 May 2006 he played his last game of premiership rugby, when Sale denied Wasps their chance of winning the Premiership title 4 years in a row and so equalling Leicester's record.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on October 31, 1972.
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