WAUGH TO RETIRE

Australian back-row legend Phil Waugh has said that he will be retiring from professional rugby. Waugh previously confirmed that he would quit his Super Rugby side the Waratahs at the end of the season and now says he is looking to go out on a high as part of the Wallabies' World Cup squad for this year's tournament in New Zealand (incidentally, Australia are well worth sticking some free rugby bets on!)

The 31-year-old will lead the 'Tahs against the Blues in the Super 15 play-off semi-finals in what could be the last club game of his illustrious career.

Waugh made his debut for Australia in 2000 and has gone on to make 79 appearances for his country, including playing a star role in their World Cup final defeat to England in 2003.
However, injuries have caught up with the flanker over the last few years and he now believes it's the right time to bow out, stating he is proud of his achievements in the game.