All Black Captain, business leader and Oxford & Cambridge graduate to speak at Pcubed Rugby League Varsity Match
The Pcubed Rugby League Varsity Match has announced former All Blacks Captain Anton Oliver as guest speaker at the pre-match luncheon before the battle of the Blues of Oxford and Cambridge Universities on Thursday 6 March at the Honourable Artillery Company.
A graduate of both universities and a rugby union blue, Oliver won 59 caps as hooker for the All Blacks over an incredible 13-year period. Since retiring from professional rugby he has held roles in organisations specialising in insurance, finance, capital management and operations. He is currently works in corporate finance in international asset management firm M&G Investments.
The announcement was made by the Pcubed Rugby League Varsity Match organiser Mark Ramsdale of MR Sport who said “Anton’s involvement in this year’s event reflects the appeal of Varsity sport, rugby league in London and particularly to those working in the City.”
Oliver will be speaking about his time at the height of sport, including what it means to be part of a Varsity Blues team, and the challenges, differences and similarities faced in leading businesses and elite sports teams.
Ramsdale added “the Rugby League Varsity Match is one of the biggest Varsity battles in the Oxbridge calendar and is an important fixture in the sport. The new venue and format is designed to appeal to a bigger audience, including specifically those involved in the corporate world. Anton’s careers in sport and business will be hugely compelling to a City audience.”
On the announcement, Oliver said “I’m very pleased to be speaking at the Pcubed Rugby League Varsity Match this year. It’s a terrific fixture for rugby league fans in London and the South East and the location is ideal for those who work in the Square Mile.
I’m really looking forward to discussing the business of sport before the match.”
More information, including ticket details, can be found on the Varsity Match website www.rlvarsity.com.