The House of Lords hosted the first RUGBY BLACK LIST event on Monday 16th January 2023. The awards evening brought together over 150 guests to celebrate the achievements of the black rugby community in the English game. This was commemorated across seven awards categories, from Rising Star to Life in Sport.

The brain-child of Sagan Daniels, The Rugby Black List was formulated following a conversation with Leon Mann, co-founder of the Football Black List.

“I’m so proud we have delivered the first Rugby Black List Event. We have had so much to celebrate, and so much to be proud of, and going forward, so much to be excited about. But our journey is far from done – An evening like this is a fantastic opportunity to do better. Take collective responsibility and be more inclusive, more collaborative, and be the change that we want to see, for all the people we can. After we’ve had a good review and taken aways loads of learning, we’ll be really enthused about planning the next one”.

Sagan Daniels

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