10 Feb 2012

Wallabies lock calls time on rugby career

3:39 pm on 10 February 2012

Australia's most capped Test lock Nathan Sharpe is to retire from rugby at the end of this year's Super 15 season.

Sharpe, who turns 34 later this month, has played 101 Tests after making his debut in 2002.

He's the the Wallabies fourth most capped Test player behind only George Gregan, George Smith and Stephen Larkham, and equal with David Campese.

Sharpe says he wanted to end speculation about his future and ensure his focus was solely on helping his Western Force team make the Super Rugby finals for the first time.