A FORMER England rugby captain has been sentenced by magistrates in Cornwall after being found guilty of a driving offence. 

Lawrence Dallaglio, aged 50, of Petersham Road in Petersham, had his case heard by magistrates at Bodmin Law Courts on Thursday (February 1, 2024) on one count of failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver or rider of a vehicle when required. 

The offence took place on March 21, 2023, in Plymouth where Dallaglio, having been required by or on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police for Devon and Cornwall, failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a Land Rover who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence. 

Dallaglio pleaded guilty through a single justice procedure - a procedure that applies to cases involving adults charged with summary-only, non-imprisonable offences, and allows cases to be dealt with by a single magistrate without either party having to attend court for a hearing.

During his sentencing, Dallaglio was fined £660 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months as well as having his driving record endorsed with six penalty points. 

He was also made to pay costs of £90 and pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £264. 

The court also noted how Dallaglio's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence. 

During his playing career, Dallaglio played as a number 8 for London Wasps and was also capped 85 times for his country. He was also part of the England team that went on to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup, beating Australia 17-20 at Stadium Australia on November 22, 2003. 

Dallaglio is one of a small handful of players to have won both the Rugby World Cup and Sevens World Cup and, in 2016, was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame, alongside teammate Jonny Wilkinson.