5. Matt Dawson
After helping England win the 2003 World Cup, the scrum-half retired in May 2006 to concentrate on a career in television. Was second to Mark Ramprakash in Strictly Come Dancing but won Celebrity Masterchef with a soft shoe soufflé. Dawson is a captain on BBC’s A Question of Sport. In 2017, he joined forces with The Big Tick Project, raising awareness about the dangers of ticks in the UK after revealing he had contracted Lyme disease following a tick bite he received in a London park early the previous year.
6. Andrew Harriman (C)
The skipper was the key man, scoring two tries in the semifinal against Fiji and another try in the final against Australia. The 55-year-old, who was born in Nigeria, is now a London-based property developer.
7. Damian Hopley
He spent his entire playing career with Wasps before retiring at only 26 due to injuries just months after the sport turned professional in 1998. Hopley is the founder and chief executive of the not-for-profit registered trade union Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), launched in August 1998, as the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby union players in England.