Eddie Jones was appointed England Head Coach in December 2015, having previously coached Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The Australian signed a four-year contract to become the first foreign head coach in English rugby history. During his three years in charge of Japan, he led the team to tenth in the World Rugby Rankings and this success was showcased by the unforgettable victory over South Africa in the World Cup group stages. The match is considered the biggest upset in World Rugby history and Eddie was set to take control of Super Rugby side The Stormers following the tournament before being offered his role with England. In his playing years Eddie made 12 appearances for New South Wales at hooker, including a warm up match against the British and Irish Lions in 1989.
Rosemary is a talented, versatile chef and a cookery teacher. The “I’m a Celebrity” contestant endeared herself to the nation proving that she can cook just about anything, anywhere! With over a decade in broadcasting and teaching, Rosemary’s role in ITV1’s “Ladette to Lady” with six series under her belt cemented her position as Britain's best loved chef. Rosemary’s “School for cooks” aired for two seasons on ITV1 whilst “Castle Cook” was the first series that first introduced Rosemary to TV formally, then came “Rosemary on the Road” and “Rosemary Queen of the Kitchen”. Rosemary also appeared as a presenter on a ITV day time program called “Nosh” and remains a popular TV chef appearing on “This Morning” , “The Alan Titchmarsh Show” , “Taste the Nation” and is a resident judge on ITVs “Soap Star Super chef”.
Mary King MBE is one of Britain’s most prolific equestrians, with a career spanning over 30 years, including Silver and Bronze Olympic medals and two World Championship Gold medals. Having represented her country at no fewer than six Olympic Games, Mary is simply one of Britain's most successful equestrians of all time. After visiting Badminton Horse Trials for the first time in 1985 with Axe Vale Pony Club, Mary knew she wanted to win the most prestigious event in the 3 day eventing calendar. Mary made her debut at Badminton Horse Trials in 1986 with Diver’s Rock and finished seventh, she then went onto win the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials for the first time in 1992 with King William. Mary won the title for the second time in 2002 onboard Star Appeal. Mary also breeds and produces sport horses for the future from her base in Sidmouth, Devon.
Konnie is a British television presenter and writer. Although she has had many broadcasting roles, Konnie is best known as the longest serving female Blue Peter presenter, co-presenting the children's show from 1997 to 2008. Amongst her many other appearances, Konnie has hosted the Xtra Factor on ITV and the BBC's The One Show. Highly interested in low emission motoring for some time, Konnie has also participated in the Government's Go Ultra Low initiative.
Dylan Hartley was appointed England captain ahead of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship and led the team to a Triple Crown and Grand Slam. Dylan now has 86 caps for England, becoming an integral part of the success the national team has enjoyed in recent times, in 2017 equalling the All Blacks world record of unbeaten test matches. His leadership, in particular during the recent tour to Argentina continues to develop and together with Eddie Jones they are looking forward to more success. Away from the pitch, Dylan is loving driving his L200 Barbarian SVP, “The standard L200 looks tough, but the SVP takes it to another level. With the big wheels, off-road tyres and black wheel arches, it really looks the part. It’s ideal for what I need, with plenty of power and more than enough space for the family and all the kit that we carry around for our lifestyle”.
John Barckay, WP Nel & Tom Brown
John Barclay captained Scotland to impressive victories over England and France in the 2018 6 Nations before the back-row announced his decision to sign for Edinburgh for 2018/19. South African born WP Nel signed with Edinburgh in the summer of 2012 and surpassed the 100 cap mark against Leinster in September 2016. Tom Brown made his Edinburgh debut in 2010 after graduating from the club’s Academy, and marked his 100th cap for the club in the 2016 1872 Cup derby against Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield.