Martin Johnson – New Zealand
In 1989 he was approached by former All Black Colin Meads to try out for the King Country side in New Zealand. In 1990 he was even selected for the New Zealand under-21 side which went on a tour of Australia playing a side that included another of the all-time great lock forwards, John Eales. He eventually returned to England and thankfully represented them instead of the All Blacks.
DID YOU KNOW? Johnson comes from a sporting family. His great-grandfather was a wrestler