28 Apr 2011

Former England lock Grewcock to retire at end of season

7:39 am on 28 April 2011

Former England and British and Irish Lions lock Danny Grewcock is to retire from all rugby at the end of the season.

Grewcock, 38, was one of the toughest players of his generation and played for England 69 times but injury and suspension meant he missed out on some of its greatest moments.

He got injured during the 2003 World Cup, which England went on to win.

He also missed the 2007 World Cup due to a suspension and his 2005 Lions tour was curtailed due to a ban for biting in the first test against New Zealand.

Grewcock will stay with his Bath Club in a leadership role.