Former rugby union center who served as captain of England from 1988 to 1996; spent his entire club career with the Harlequins, from 1987 to 2000.
He received a degree in Psychology from Hatfield College, Durham.
He served in the Royal Regiment of Wales, achieving a ranking of Second Lieutenant.
His father Bill Carling was a Lt. Colonel.
He and Fran Cotton both starred on the English national team.