WARRIORS: Top 5 Famous Rugby Players Who Served in the Military

1. Will Carling

  • Former Officer in the Royal Regiment of Wales
  • Position – Centre
  • Clubs / Teams: Harlequins
  • England – 1988-1997 with 72 caps
  • British and Irish Lions

After attending a posh school on an army scholarship, Carling was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Wales before resigning to concentrate on his professional rugby career. He was the youngest ever England Captain at the age of 22. He achieved 72 caps for England and represented the British and Irish Lions.

DID YOU KNOW? He was romantically linked by some members of the press with Diana, Princess of Wales, the then-wife of Prince Charles

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