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Encyclopedia > Will Carling

William Carling OBE (born December 12, 1965) is a former Rugby union player, and captain of England from 1988 to 1996. He is often known in rugby union circles as 'bum face', a reference to his cleft chin. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Rugby union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


He attended the Sedbergh school on an art scholarship and later did a degree in Psychology at Durham University. Sedbergh school is a co-educational boarding school in Sedbergh, Cumbria for ages 13-18, which is renowed for sport especially rugby union. ... Durham University is a university in England. ...


He played for Harlequins as a centre but was more committed to his England side. The Harlequin Football Club (The Harlequins or Quins for short) is an English rugby union team who play in National Division One. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ...


He was the youngest ever England captain at age 22 and was at the time the most successful ever, seeing them to back-to-back Five Nations grand slam victories (1991, 1992), and the final of the 1991 World Cup. He also led them to a 1995 Grand Slam, a feat that was not to be repeated by another England team until 2003. The Six Nations Championship, (2000-) formerly known as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides; England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Results of The 1991 Rugby World Cup. ... The Rugby Union World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and now held every four years. ...


Carling's England team were often criticised as boring because they did not score many tries and often relied upon their forwards rather than take risks by giving the ball to the backs. Perhaps it was sensitivity about this that caused a famous reversal of tactics in the 1991 World Cup final, when England suddenly played an expansive game that possibly contributed to their defeat by Australia. Carling offered the explanation that it was due to a previous defeat by Australia where England had been beaten up front. Results of The 1991 Rugby World Cup. ... The Rugby Union World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and now held every four years. ...


Despite this, under Carling England started to challenge and beat the established rugby union powers such as New Zealand and Australia, and their success helped to make rugby union a more popular sport in England. Rugby union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ...


Carling famously described the Rugby Football Union Committee as "57 old farts" which saw him sacked. The incident had been provoked by administrator Dudley Wood's comments about England players' desire to cheat by breaking the amateur ethics. He was however quickly reinstated due to public pressure and following a public apology and was able to go to the 1995 World Cup. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... 1995 Rugby Union World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Following his resignation from the England captaincy he continued to be selected as an outside centre ahead of Jeremy Guscott. A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... Jeremy Clayton Guscott (born 7 July 1965 in Bath) is a former rugby union outside centre who played for Bath, England and the British Lions. ...


Prior to her death, he was romantically linked by some members of the press with Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997) was the first wife of The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ...


After the end of his career he became a TV pundit on rugby union.


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Preceded by:
Peter Winterbottom
English national union rugby captain
1988-1996
Followed by:
Phil de Glanville

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Will Carling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
William Carling OBE (born December 12, 1965) is a former Rugby union player, and captain of England from 1988 to 1996.
Carling's England team were often criticised as boring because they did not score many tries and often relied upon their forwards rather than take risks by giving the ball to the backs.
Carling offered the explanation that it was due to a previous defeat by Australia where England had been beaten up front.
Carling - definition of Carling in Encyclopedia (157 words)
Carling is a brand of beer, brewed by several different companies throughout the world.
Carling is also known for sponsoring the Carling weekend music festivals which takes place at the end of August each year over two venues- Leeds and Reading.
Carling brands were originally brewed by Carling Breweries of London, Upper Canada, founded in 1840 by Thomas Carling.
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