Lawrence Dallaglio wants Lions ‘superstars’ to remain grounded

Ex-England captain Lawrence Dallaglio challenges the triumphant Lions to remain grounded after their success Down Under

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Lawrence Dallaglio has challenged this summer’s victorious British & Irish Lions squad to keep their feet on the ground, even if success in Australia has turned them into “superstars” of rugby.

The former England captain is expecting one of the most competitive Aviva Premiership seasons yet when the new campaign gets underway next month.

And he is particularly excited about the prospect of seeing those who came back with a 2-1 success from Down Under – the Lions’ first series win in 16 years – pitting their wits against each other.

With Lions’ try-scoring heroes George North and Alex Corbisiero teaming up at Northampton Saints, and with the likes of Tom Croft, Geoff Parling and Tom Youngs at Leicester Tigers, three-time Lion Dallaglio is looking forward to seeing plenty of competitive rugby.

“The competition right the way through the league is tough and it promises to be a very, very competitive and exciting season,” said the World Cup winner, speaking to promote a partnership between the Dallaglio Foundation and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, labelled Powerful Together.

“The Lions was a great moment for everyone and I was fortunate enough to be out in Australia and I enjoyed some of that.

“As a fan I really take my hat off to all of the coaching staff and all of the players. They did an amazing job and they deserved to win. I’m sure that those players will be enriched for that experience but their feet will be firmly on the floor.

“The way things work in rugby is, the more successful you’ve become, you go back to making the tea again in the changing rooms so I’m sure the Lions players will integrate themselves back into club fashion.

“Again, we’ve created superstars of the game.”

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