The life of a rugby player can follow very similar trajectory. Unless you are one of the world’s biggest stars, many careers across the world retell the same story.
Working up through the youth teams, making a name in the first team, maybe a few loans and transfers and the inevitable retirement. However, from this point onward it can all become very different very fast.
Below, we look at the post career plans of five current England stars.
#1. OWEN FARRELL – COACHING
Following in the footsteps of his father Andy – who is currently head coach of Ireland – Farrell intends to go into coaching. Already in the middle of his coaching badges, he took centre stage as Mark McCall’s right hand man during this weekend’s 18-12 win against Sale Sharks.