Life line

Will Collier
Professional rugby player


‘I was introduced to Connor Broadley by my father. I knew he thought of them very highly, and I always trust his instincts.

I found them to be genuinely interested in me, and not just in terms of finance. The advice they gave was honest, impartial and in my best interests, regardless of whether there was anything in it for them. I am really looking forward to developing a deep and lasting relationship with them, like my father’s, as my own future develops.’

1991  Born in Hammersmith, the only son of Mark and Fiona, a light baby at 8½ pounds

1996  At the age of 5, starts playing rugby. Grandfather played for England…

2005 At Cranleigh School, in Surrey, plays rugby for school, county and subsequently England juniors

2009  Enters Academy program at Harlequins FC, the premiership rugby club, at the second attempt

2011  First cap for Harlequins

2013  Advised to retire from rugby on medical grounds. Fortunately, a second opinion prevails

2014  During lay-off with injury, founds Pigsty, a restaurant business, with Ollie Cohn, a fellow Harlequin (retired)

2016  100th appearance for Harlequins

2017  First cap, and first try, for England

Will remains focussed on his sporting career, but is already starting to plan for life after rugby, with ambitions for Pigsty. Along the way, he hopes he will always be able to find time for his other great sporting passion, of fly-fishing.