Where are the Claxtons?
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Where are the Claxtons?
Drinking in The Prince Albert in Whitton, according to a builder I spoke to the other week.
Quote:The biggest casualty of the restructuring is Ross Young, the chief operating officer who has helped deliver the last three Rugby World Cups with role now redundant
Quote:THE BOYS OF 2001 – WHERE ARE THEY NOW
1. Jason Leonard: Retired a World Cup winner in 2004, now an ambassador for Wooden Spoon and a member of the Professional Game Board. Due to become RFU president in 2015.
2. Keith Wood: Retired after the 2003 World Cup. Now a TV pundit and after- dinner speaker.
3. Jon Dawson: Left Quins in 2006 to study at Cambridge, where he became a blue. Now a business development manager.
4. Garrick Morgan: Joined Pau in 2002 for four seasons before returning to Australia. Now a director of Gold Coast Rugby.
5. Steve White-Cooper: Twice capped by England that summer but quit rugby in 2002 to move into the executive search business. Is now a director of add victor.
6. Pat Sanderson: Joined Worcester in 2004, where he spent seven years before retiring through injury. Now works in the City and is a TV pundit.
7. David Wilson: 79-capped Aussie World Cup winner was forced to quit after injuring his knee in the final. Back in Australia.
8. Roy Winters: Joined Bristol in 2005 and recently retired. Now an electrician.
9. Matt Powell: Joined Worcester in 2003, where he spent six years before retiring. Initially worked at Sixways, now business development manager at Bath.
10. Paul Burke: Joined Munster in 2004, then Leicester in 2006. Joined the coaching staff in 2008, now Tigers’ backs coach.
11. Daren O’Leary: Joined Gloucester that summer and then had spells at Worcester and Moseley. He is now a player agent with Top-Marque Sports.
12. Nick Greenstock: Joined London Irish in 2002 but retired in 2004. Is now MD of a London consultancy firm.
13. Will Greenwood: Retired as a World Cup winner in 2006 and now TV pundit.
14. Ben Gollings: Went on to play for Newcastle, Worcester and Rugby Lions. Best known for England 7s exloits. Coached Sri Lanka and is still on the7s circuit.
15: Jamie Williams: Injury-hit career ended at Bath in 2004. Now coaching in NZ.
Alex Codling (for Morgan): Retired in 2004. Now in charge of Rosslyn Park.
Tani Fuga (for Wilson): Left Harlequins in 2010. Runs two branches of Nando’s in Auckland, and coaches juniors.
Rory Jenkins (for Winters): Packed up rugby early to become a lawyer.
Ed Jennings (for Gollings): Joined Bedford that summer, then Esher, before retiring in 2005. Now an insurance broker.