Fans have only just realised Lawrence Dallaglio’s real name with legend using English version of his actual name - Ruck

Fans have only just realised Lawrence Dallaglio’s real name with legend using English version of his actual name

Rugby Union enthusiasts are grappling with a sense of betrayal upon uncovering Lawrence Dallaglio’s true identity.

The celebrated figure from England and Wasps has maintained the use of his anglicized name throughout his illustrious playing career and subsequent punditry engagements.

Interestingly, his full name, complete with two middle names, Bruno and Nero, subtly alludes to Dallaglio’s Italian roots.

Because Dallaglio’s father, Vincenzo, is Italian, and his English-born mother, Eileen, was of Irish descent he was eligible to play for both Italy and Ireland, as well as England, and in the early 1990s he turned down an invitation to play for Ireland

And the 50-year-old actually has an Italian name, according to Wikipedia.

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Few fans know the truth and those who do are stunned.

One supporter wrote: “So I’ve just found out Dallaglio’s real name is Lorenzo. I’m very much contemplating how much else of my life is a lie.”

Another added: “How have I just found out Joe Hart’s real name is Lorenzo Dallaglio 😳.”

And a third said: “Every so often I remember that Lawrence Dallaglio’s real name is Lorenzo.”

Another commented: “Still doesn’t feel right that Dallaglio’s real name is Lorenzo.”

Lawrence Dallaglio facts:

  1. Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours
  2. Warren Gatland has said that Dallaglio was “The best captain that I’ve ever been involved with.”
  3. He is one of a very small number of players to have won both the Rugby World Cup and Sevens World Cup
  4. Dallaglio married his long-time girlfriend, Alice, in 2005. They have two daughters, Ella and Josie, and a son, Enzo
  5. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Buckinghamshire New University for services to sport

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Dallaglio is not the only player who goes by a different name, and some fans were also taken aback when they learned Leigh Halfpenny’s first name is actually Stephen.

#1. Leigh is really Stephen Halfpenny

#2. Doddie is really George Wilson Weir

#3. Manu is really Manusamoa Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

#4. Conor is really Gerard Murray

#5. Richie is really Richard McCaw