* 71st cap - 2T = 10pts
* Debut: 1993 v France
* 11th test v France - no pts (test debut v France)
* Only his 9th game for England in their last 17 tests.
* 27th test as captain, which beats Bill Beaumont (21) as second most tests as England captain but behind Will Carling (59).
* Lions captain in 1997 and 2001 (record), also Lions 1993 (has played 8 Lions tests to add to caps)
* England’s most capped lock and now passed Brain Moore (64 caps) as England’s second most capped forward after Jason Leonard.
* Now in 11th season of international rugby
* Joined Leicester in 1989, joined from Wigston RFC.
* Awaiting first try v major Nations – has scored tries v Italy (1996) and USA (1999).
* Heineken Cup wins 2001 and 2002 with Leicester colleagues. |