Former England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont said he felt “very humble and honoured” after collecting his knighthood from the Queen.
Chorley-born Sir Bill was at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday to collect his knighthood.
The 66-year-old former star of Fylde Rugby Club, who was recognised for services to rugby, joins fellow rugby knights such as England’s 2003 World Cup-winning mastermind Sir Clive Woodward, former Scotland coach Sir Ian McGeechan and former Wales scrum-half Sir Gareth Edwards.
He retired from rugby in 1982, and he soon became a popular face on the BBC’s A Question Of Sport, becoming a long-serving team captain.
And he has also enjoyed a successful career in rugby administration.
He became RFU chairman in 2012.
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Very well deserved
Not before time. Congrats Sir Bill
Congratulations Sir Bill!
Lovely Man .. Deserved
Respect for not being a kiss ball player
A well deserved honour for a great bloke
Well done Bill...thoroughly deserved!
Well deserved - one of life’s gentlemen. He used to come into Royal Preston Hospital when I worked there - he always had a laugh with us.
Well done SIR BILL
Amazing, fantastic Sir!
About time, lovely fella
Yes, did a charity golf day at Hillside Southport pro celeb - brill fella
Congratulations Sir Bill well deserved
Its about time! Xx Sir Bill
Good on you Sir Billy Boy well done
Growing up playing at Fylde Rugby Club when it was an old wooden hut...Bill was always around...bravo Bill!!
Mr Bill Blackpool Beaumont. Big congratulations a long time in coming, if our Mr Armfield cannot receive one now, what better man to get it.
Absolutely deserved. A wonderful ambassador for the game.
I think it’s great, about time too Sir Bill.
Glad he has been recognised. Top man.