7. Richard Hill (Saracens)
Richard Hill played 288 times for Saracens and 71 times for England making him one of the modern greats of the English game. He also played five Tests for the British and Irish Lions between 1997 and 2005.
Hill was part of the much-vaunted England loose trio of Back, Dallaglio and Hill that took England to Rugby World Cup glory in 2003 under Clive Woodward.
He was the only member of Woodward’s England side never to have been dropped by him.
8. Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
A Tigers academy graduate, Croft made more than 170 first-team appearances for the club before announcing his retirement earlier this season. A dynamic back-rower, he was part of four Premiership title-winning squads with Tigers and played in the 2009 European Cup Final as well as winning 40 caps with England and five in two tours with the British & Irish Lions.
9 Rob Vickers (Newcastle Falcons)
After 12 years and more than 250 appearances for Newcastle Falcons, front-row forward Rob Vickers has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the current season.