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. … Read More
1988 22 Years Old In 1988, he became the youngest-ever England captain at the age of 22. … Read More
1991 25 Years Old While regarded as a less complete player than his centre partner, Jeremy Guscott, Carling and his team went on to the final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup.
1993 27 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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 underachieved somewhat. … Read More
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". … Read More
2003 37 Years Old After Carling's retirement as captain, no England team managed a Five (or Six) Nations Grand Slam until 2003.
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