DOB: 30/08/1970 (age 45)
Current club: Retired
Previous clubs: Rugby Rovigo, Treviso
Current Italy Team Manager and Azzurri legend Carlo Checchinato had an incredible international career that spanned 14 years between 1990 and 2004. He represented Italy at three World Cups in 1995, 1999 and 2003, amassing a total of 83 Test Caps, scoring an incredible 21 tries. Checchinato’s international try total was an all-time record for a forward until 2007 when Colin Charvis of Wales surpassed it.
DOB: 29/08/1988 (age 27)
Current club: Northampton Saints
Previous clubs: London Irish
Honours: England U20, England Saxons, England, British and Irish Lions
Despite being a central figure in the Lions series triumph in 2013, Alex Corbisiero missed out on a place in Stuart Lancaster’s final 31-man World Cup squad due to ongoing injury concerns. Although he only made his England debut in 2011 the prop went on to feature in four of England’s five Tests as they won the Six Nations that year. A few months after the forward was part of Martin Johnson’s World Cup squad, where disappointingly the men in white were eliminated in the quarter-finals by France. After making his name playing for London Irish, he left to join Northampton Saints in 2013.