Rugby star Dallaglio to retire

Ex England rugby union skipper Lawrence Dallaglio has retired from international rugby will finish his playing days when his Wasps contract runs to a close in May.

Wasps are a massive 50/1 to win the 2008 Guinness Premiership.

Dallaglio, who won the 2003 World Cup commented: "The World Cup final against South Africa on October 20 was my 85th and final game for England.

"I have enjoyed a marvellous run and been the proudest of Englishmen every time I wore my country's jersey.

"However, I believe my international career has run its course and it is time for me to step aside and make room for the young guns kicking down the door."Rugby star Dallaglio to retire

Dallaglio was a member of the English rugby squad that reached the final of the 2007 World Cup that lost to South Africa.

Born in Shepherd´s Bush in 1972, Dallaglio is expected to move into coaching when he hangs up his boots. His performances in the English back row mark him down as one of the country´s all-time greats.