Thursday 24 November 2022 11:47 PM Ex-England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio, 50, 'is facing bankruptcy' trends now
England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio has insisted 'it's all okay' after it emerged he is fighting a bankruptcy claim.
According to reports, HMRC lodged a case against the World Cup-winning hero, 50, at the High Court in central London on Tuesday.
But speaking outside his £3.5million home in Richmond, South West London on Thursday, he insisted there was 'nothing to worry about'.
He told the Sun he was 'aware' of the claim, adding: 'It's all OK. There's nothing to worry about. I've got someone dealing with it.'
HMRC does not comment on individual cases.
Dallaglio was part of the England team which triumphed against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final - which famously saw Jonny Wilkinson clinch victory with a drop goal in extra time.
When he retired in 2008, Dillaglio told the Financial Times how he had made his 'first million', adding: 'I think one has a responsibility to ensure that the taxman does not get everything.'
England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio (pictured) has insisted 'it's all okay' after it emerged he is fighting a bankruptcy claim
Dallaglio, the England captain raises the Calcutta Cup after winning the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield on February 21, 2004 in Edinburgh
He added: 'If you wanted to make money you wouldn't play rugby. It has never been about money for me. In 2003 I had a benefit year, which raised more than £1million for charities.
'Professional rugby players earn around £60,000 a year. If you win the World Cup you might get the same amount again.'
Dallaglio is widely known as one of the greatest players to ever feature in Rugby Union and for a time captained England.
During a long playing career which began in 1990, he amassed over 300 league appearances for Wasps, with 88 caps during a