Some senior citizens may think that at 6 foot 4 inches and over 15
stones this chap should be in the second row!
We can only presume that his dad Dick knew better and made sure that Will grew up with plenty of pace. 1992 saw him at stand
off for Durham University and Waterloo, and touring Australia with England under 21 in 1993 and the A team in 1995.
By now he was at the Harlequins and playing in the centre, moving to Leicester in July 1996. The following year after many games for England A he was selected for the British
Lions tour of South Africa. After 6 games he was badly injured at Bloemfontein and had to return home early with a serious head injury.
By November he was sufficiently recovered to gain his first England
cap against Australia. He now has a total of 15 caps and would surely have more except for bad shoulder and groin injuries which kept him out of the game for long periods.
This season he has moved back to his old club, Harlequins.