Having started working life on the City trading floor he went on to become second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to a glorious victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003.
A character and leader in one of the most successful team dynamics seen in recent times, he is widely regarded as one of England’s greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most intelligent and entertaining characters.
Off pitch his focus has remained undimmed and he is now a respected analyst for Sky and the Daily Telegraph, where he is increasingly seen as the go to voice for rugby fans of all generations. Alongside this he continues to pursue his belief that sport can open up a world of opportunity and learning for young people.
Through his role as presenter of Sky’s hugely popular ‘School of Hard Knocks’, he helps to showcase first-hand the life changing possibilities of helping at risk youngsters the chance to train, grow and shine through sport. Closer to home meanwhile he is focused on the development of his new venture Super Skills Experiences, delivering family focused sporting experiences through training holidays and the annual sporting festival, Sports Fest.