Will Johnson (rugby union, born 1974)

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Will Johnson
Birth nameWilliam Warwick Johnson
Date of birth (1974-03-18) 18 March 1974 (age 45)
Place of birthSolihull, West Midlands
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Notable relative(s)Martin Johnson
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994-2006
2006
2006-8
2008-
Leicester
Coventry
Treviso
RC Nice
212 (45)
Correct as of 22 Oct 2008
Current local club Nice Rugby Club
Correct as of 19 Dec 2006

William Warwick Johnson (born 18 March 1974 in Solihull) is a rugby union footballer who plays at Number 8 for RC Nice in France.

He is perhaps best known for being Martin Johnson's younger brother, but yet played over 200 times for Leicester and gained a number of caps for England 'A'. A good club man, known for technique and work rate, Johnson started the epic 2001 Heineken Cup Final against Stade Francais, breaking his arm and being replaced by Paul Gustard.[1] The following year he was an unused replacement as Leicester retained the trophy.[2] Johnson played seven times for England A but never made the break through to international level, in a similar fashion to another Leicester back rower John Wells.

Johnson joined Coventry R.F.C. in July 2006 and was made club captain, but left in December of that year to join Italian side Benetton Treviso. Since then he has moved on to captain Rugby Nice Côte d'Azur where he plays alongside Dan Luger and Kevin Yates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European glory seals Leicester treble". BBC. 19 May 2001. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Leicester hang on to defend Heineken crown". espn.co.uk. 25 May 2002. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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