30 Jul 2008

Reds' John Roe retires from rugby

5:59 pm on 30 July 2008

Queensland's most-capped No 8, John Roe, has announced his retirement from all rugby because of a career-ending shoulder injury.

The 31-year-old Roe has decided to retire now rather than risk the shoulder during the intensive Super 14 season.

Roe rose to become captain of the Queensland Reds midway through 2005 and led the side until making way for Sam Cordingley midway through the 2008 season.

Roe played 19 Tests for the Wallabies after making his debut during the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

A qualified doctor, Roe will now concentrate on a career in medicine.