Sports star, Lawrence Dallaglio, discussing "technology in sport", on the main stage at New Scientist Live

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echnology is giving athletes that extra crucial edge over their rivals, helping referees to make difficult decisions and giving fans exciting new ways to experience the action. But as video-assisted refereeing at the World Cup has highlighted, new advances bring new challenges to sport too. Join host Clare Balding as she discusses the issues with former England rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio, Paralympian world-record holder Hannah Cockroft, chief operating officer of BT Sport Jamie Hindhaugh and sports engineer Steve Haake. Lorenzo Bruno Nero "Lawrence" Dallaglio, OBE (born 10 August 1972) is a retired English rugby union player, former captain of England, and 2016 inductee of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.[1] He played as a flanker or number eight for London Wasps and never played for another club, having arrived at Sudbury as a teenager. Playing in all three positions in the back row, he won 85 caps for England, and was part of the team that won the 2003 World Cup. He is one of a very small number of players to have won both the Rugby World Cup and Sevens World Cup.[2] He went on three tours with the British and Irish Lions, winning three caps. Dallaglio was a member of the inaugural World Cup Sevens-winning squad with England in 1993. He was then a surprise choice for the 1994 England tour to South Africa. Yet the following winter he was not guaranteed a place in Wasps' back-row. He made his debut for England in November 1995 as a substitute against the Springboks and toured South Africa as a member of the 1997 British & Irish Lions squad. He was given the England captaincy in the autumn of 1997 by new coach Clive Woodward, taking over from Phil de Glanville. The other candidate for the job, Martin Johnson, had led the Lions tour, but Dallaglio was preferred. After another strong season in 2000–01, he was selected for his second Lions tour, but an injury in the last game of the domestic season, against Bath, meant he was doubtful for the trip to Australia.
Location: ExCel London