Sam Warburton received an OBE for his services to rugby today!
Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Sam Warburton was presented with an OBE for his services to rugby at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old captained the Lions’ spellbinding tour of New Zealand last summer, which culminated in a nail-biting but impressive 1-1 draw.
The Cardiff Blues flanker has enjoyed an illustrious international career, winning two Six Nations titles with Wales and captaining the Lions to a series win over Australia back in 2013 before last year’s showdown with the All Blacks.
On Tuesday, he wrote a particularly poignant message on Instagram, saying: ‘Special day with the family to receive my OBE. A moment I’ll never forget!’