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Will Carling

Rugby Union Player
Born Dec 12, 1965

William David Charles Carling, OBE is a former Rugby union player for Harlequins, and a former captain of England from 1988 to 1996, winning 72 caps.

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1965 Birth Born on December 12, 1965.


1987 21 Years Old In 1987 he resigned his army commission in order to concentrate on rugby as a career, and then joined Harlequins and assumed his normal position as centre.
1988 22 Years Old In 1988 he became the youngest ever England captain at the age of 22yrs, and was the most successful, until Martin Johnson's period. … Read More
1991 25 Years Old Whilst possibly the one of world's best centres at the time, he and his team went on to the final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. … Read More
1993 27 Years Old …  English victories over New Zealand and South Africa in 1993 were perhaps the peak of England's performance under Carling: although for the rest of the year and the next one, England reverted to stereotype, and under-achieved somewhat.
1995 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In the run-up to the 1995 World Cup, after England returned to form with their third Grand Slam in five years, Carling famously described the Rugby Football Union general committee as "57 old farts" which led to his sacking as captain. … Read More


2001 35 Years Old After his rugby career ended he became a TV pundit on rugby union. He has also worked as a motivational speaker and in 2001 founded Will Carling Management Ltd, a corporate hospitality company which is also involved in the rugby social networking website "Rucku".


2007 41 Years Old Wallaby George Gregan equalled his 59 matches as captain in the 2007 Rugby World Cup - Pool B against Fiji and in the 2009 Tri Nations Series Springbok John Smit equalled and then beat his record in tests between New Zealand in Bloemfontein and Durban respectively. … Read More
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