Former British & Irish Lions Captain Sam Warburton Signs Broadcast Deal

New signing.

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions star Sam Warburton has been unveiled as BT Sport’s latest signing following the announcement of his retirement from rugby back in July.

The former Cardiff Blues player has signed up to join BT Sport’s expert team alongside former England internationals Lawrence Dallaglio, Ben Kay, Austin Healey and Ugo Monye, as well as Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll.

Warburton will give viewers expert analysis in BT Sport’s coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup which returns to our screens on 12th October. He will make his first appearance on BT Sport’s weekly rugby show – Rugby Tonight, airing on 29th August on BT Sport 1 at 8pm.

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Sam Warburton to the BT Sport rugby team as his career begins a new chapter. He will be missed on the pitch, but rugby fans watching BT Sport will benefit as he brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience to our coverage of European club and international rugby.”

Sam Warburton said:

“I’m delighted to be joining BT Sport and being part of such a great team. I’m looking forward to learning the ropes and adding my own insight and analysis to what is sure to be an exciting European tournament.”


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