“A tick bite changed my life,” says rugby legend Matt Dawson

England rugby world cup winner Matt Dawson talks to editor Fergus Collins about how he contracted lyme disease from a tick – and the drastic effect on his health.

Matt Dawson talks to Fergus Collins/Credit: Oliver Edwards

Super-fit and healthy, Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a London park and contracted lyme disease. He talks about the debilitating illness with editor Fergus Collins – and is now a champion for the Big Tick Project which promotes awareness and prevention of the disease. Plus, Matt discusses rugby matters…