The 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list has seen a host of rugby stars recognised for their outstanding work on and off the pitch.
This year’s list was postponed from June in order to include people, such as medical workers, fundraisers and volunteers, who have been instrumental in the Covid-19 effort.
Here’s who made the list:
The rugby league legend is made an MBE for services to rugby and his awareness campaign since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
ROB BAXTER & JOE SIMMONDS:
Following Exeter Chiefs’ domestic and European titles last season, director of rugby Baxter is made an OBE while captain Joe Simmonds becomes an MBE.
Hambo has been appointed an OBE after founding the Matt Hampson foundation. The 36-year-old was paralysed from the neck down in 2005 following an accident in training and set up his foundation to offer support to others who have suffered catastrophic sporting injuries.