Veteran lock Vickerman ends career


Wallaby lock Dan Vickerman Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of the game after being sidelined with injury for much of the year.

The Cape Town native appeared 63 times for Australia, making his debut against France in 2002 after switching allegiance from South Africa, which he represented at the Under-19 level.

The 33-year-old spent almost three years out of international rugby when studying in England but returned to Australia last year and forced his way back into the Wallabies squad, adding eight more caps to his tally.