19th October 2022

The 2022 Autumn Rugby Preview Lunch with Kieran Read, Francois Louw and George Kruis

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The 2022 Autumn Rugby Preview Lunch will be hosted on Wednesday 19th October in central London and will preview the 2022 Autumn series with a focus on both England v the All Blacks and the Springboks before they visit Twickenham to face Eddie’s men.

You’ll be joined by double World Cup Winner and former All Blacks Captain Kieran Read, as well as Springbok World Cup Winner Francois Louw and England International George Kruis discussing their experience in Rugby with predictions for the upcoming fixtures. Guests will mingle with the panel of high profile stars and enjoy a champagne reception, complimentary bar throughout the day, three course fine dining menu and plenty of time for you and your guests to ask questions during the pre & post panel discussion.


  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • 3 course fine dining menu
  • All-inclusive bar including beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Hosted by a panel of former Internationals including Kieran Read and Francois Louw
  • Private tables of 10 or 12
  • Speakers tables available on request

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.