Martin Johnson is one of the greatest locks ever to have played rugby union. He was captain of the England side that lifted the World Cup in 2003. England beat Australia 20-17 with a drop kick from Jonny Wilkinson in the dying seconds.
Johnson's performance in the final was so impressive that the former Australian captain, John Eales called it 'among the best ever by a lock forward'.
He also won the Six Nations on five occasions in 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 and 2003, including Grand Slams in 1995 and 2003.
He toured three times with the British and Irish Lions, becoming the only man to captain them on two separate tours, in South Africa in 1997 and Australia in 2001.
He also led his club Leicester Tigers to back-to back Heineken Cup victories in 2001 and 2002 and won the league six times.
He was awarded the CBE in the 2004 New Year honours and was second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards behind Jonny Wilkinson.
In October 2011, at the IRB Awards in Auckland, Johnson was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame alongside all other Rugby World Cup-winning captains and head coaches from the tournament's inception in 1987 through to 2007.