Lance Peatey is an Australian author who gained a passion for rugby from a young age when attending school at Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane. That passion was sealed for life when he woke in the early hours of the morning in 1991 to watch the Wallabies claim their first Rugby World Cup title with victory over England in the final. After completing a Journalism degree at Queensland
University of Technology, Lance is now an established media business leader with a career spanning more than 20 years across four continents, working for major global media organizations including Disney/ESPN, BBC, IMG Media, and both the Nine Network and Seven Network in Australia.
It was while working with Seven during Rugby World Cup 2003 that Lance first decided to write A Complete History of the Rugby World Cup, and the first edition was published in the UK after the 2007 tournament. That first edition earned impressive reviews in the UK, including David Llewellyn from The Independent describing it as “a minor masterpiece”. There have been three print editions published since 2007, and this first ever audio book edition comes after the historic and colourful 2019 tournament in Japan. Lance has also assisted former Wallabies star flanker David Pocock with two editions of his autobiography “Openside”, and he is a member on various rugby committees devoted to developing the game from grassroots to international level.