31st July 2021

Lions Leadership Lunch at The Langham Test 2

About Speakers


hasta invites you to watch the British and Irish Lions in their 2nd test against South Africa, alongside Shane Williams MBE, Francois Louw, George Kruis and Kelly Brown at the spectacular Langham London.

Guests will be treated to a relaxed champagne reception, followed by a unique three-course South African inspired lunch with a pre match Q&A with some of the biggest names in rugby sharing their experiences of the British and Irish Lions. Sit back and enjoy the game and then hear from our panel post-match with an interactive analysis before we conclude the day with a charity auction, raising vital funds for Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players Association.


  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Three course lunch designed by Chez Roux
  • All-inclusive bar including beer wine and soft drinks
  • Hosted by Shane Williams MBE, Francois Louw, George Kruis and Kelly Brown
  • Leadership and resilience talks from professional athletes
  • Private tables of 10 or 12

What to expect

Francois Louw

Francois is a recently retired World Cup winning Springbok flanker with 76 international caps under his belt and was one of the most respected forwards in world rugby. Since retiring from rugby, Francois has pursued a career in finance having qualified as a financial advisor with the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Louw will give insight on the transition from professional sport into the corporate world and share how he uses his experiences from being an elite athlete in this arena.

George Kruis

Kruis is a 3-time European Champion with 4 premiership titles, 45 international caps, a Grand Slam and 3 British and Irish Lions tests to his name. George’s success in Europe has recently been complimented by a highly successful year in Japan having recently won the Top League with the Panasonic Wild Knights. Kruis has co-founded his own nutrition company fourfive with former Saracens team mate Dominic Day after identifying a gap in the market for an athlete focused health and wellness brand.

Kelly Brown

Kelly is a former Scotland captain with 64 international caps to his name and a highly successful 10 year playing career with Saracens helping them to three Premiership titles, two Champions Cup and an Anglo-Welsh Cup. Kelly has a stammer and his glittering career in rugby has led him to be a role model for so many who stammer. Kelly has learnt to use breathing techniques to assist him in public speaking and will share how breath-work in general can be so powerful.

Shane Williams MBE

One of Welsh sport's all-time greats and one of the biggest names in world rugby scoring 60 tries in 91 matches for Wales and the British & Irish Lions. A double Grand Slam winner, former IRB International Player of the Year and BBC Welsh Sports Personality Of The Year. Shane received his MBE for services to Welsh Rugby in 2015 before being inducted into the World Rugby hall of fame in 2016. Shane is now forging a career as a pundit as well as regularly commentating for BBC, BT Sport and S4C.