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James Lang

James Lang is a former player for the Harlequins and now with Edinburgh Rugby. He has made his mark in rugby, gaining international caps for Scotland. Known for his skill as a fly-half and strong kicking, Lang's career showcases dedication, adaptability, and a notable sense of humour.


About James Lang

James Lang, a prominent figure in rugby having played for Harlequins, currently playing for Edinburgh Rugby and capped at international level for Scotland.

Initially representing Harlequins at schoolboy level, it would be his playing time at Welsh side, Rygbi Gogledd Cymru where he gained prominence in his rugby career and saw him hone his skills at number 10.

In 2016, at the age of 22, Lang returned to the Harlequins academy and subsequently made successful appearances as at fly-half/inside centre for Harlequins first team; known for his strong and accurate kicking.

After a 5 year contract at Harlequins, James would go onto sign for United Rugby Championship side Edinburgh Rugby where he retains the number 10 position.

On the international stage, Lang began representing Scotland at the U18 level in 2013 however, in 2018, he was selected as part of the Scottish squad for a summer tour to Canada, the United States, and Argentina where he earned his first senior cap for Scotland.

Langs career has been shaped by dedication, hard work and the ability to adapt and overcome the continued pressure a high level sporting individual is exposed to. Not only does he thrive in this environment, he does it with humour. In his keynote speeches, he explores several themes that resonate across various aspects of business, such as leadership and managing pressure.

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Speech Topics
  • Teamwork

James gives us invaluable insights to what elite teamwork looks like in a professional rugby team and how they can be implemented into any functional team.

  • Motivation

James is fortunate enough to have multiple examples of how he has either self motivated, team motivated or coach motivated. Each of these are highly relatable across various organisations.

  • Confidence

Having to perform at elite level involves high levels of confidence. James gives us examples on how confidence has been his allie, and talks to us about the times he’s lost confidence and what effect that has on him.

  • Resilience

Being able to deal with negative press and reactions from fans after a loss takes huge resilience. We learn from James in how he deals with this.

  • High performance

Understand what it takes to play at professional and international level in elite sport.

  • Working under pressure

Performing anything live always increases the amount of pressure. James plays live games weekly and is still expected to perform. Understand how he’s able to.

  • Dealing with setbacks/adversity

James has been picked for international rugby, however, he’s not a constant call up. Understand the impacts it has on James and how he deals with setbacks like this.

  • Leadership

When playing at no.10, he has to command the backline, calling upon his leadership! His decisions can have real impact into the outcome of the came. Learn how James steps up to the leadership role required of him.

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