Every player who wears the England jersey aims to make history in some way. However, there is always the risk of being remembered for an embarrassing reason
First ever yellow card – Ben Clarke
After stamping on Ireland’s Simon Geoghegan during their Five Nations Championship match in Dublin in 1995, he became the first player to receive a yellow card in a Test match. Referee Patrick Thomas, on the other hand, simply showed Clarke the card with no sin-bin because it was only used as a warning at the time.
Most replacement appearances: Danny Care – 46
Nobody likes being second best in their career but sometimes circumstances dictate that you play a supporting role. Care has only started 38 of his 84 England caps.
Most carded player: James Haskell – 6
No England player has received more yellow cards than the entertaining flanker James Haskell
Most caps without a Lions cap: Dylan Hartley – 97
It only took two words for Hartley’s Lions dreams to come crashing down. The former England captain’s 11-week suspension for telling referee Wayne Barnes to “[email protected]*# off” during Northampton’s Premiership final loss to Leicester in 2013 was the final nail in his Lions’ coffin.
Most caps without a try: Joe Marler – 72
Despite the fact that the loose-head has never scored a five-pointer for England in his 72 caps, he still has the ability to change that now that he is still a part of Eddie Jones’ plans.