Fly-half: FREDERIC MICHALAK
He will retire at the end of Europe’s domestic season after saying his body has told him to stop. France’s all-time leading points scorer with 436 points from 77 international caps played at three World Cups and won three Six Nations Grand Slams in 2002, 2004 and 2010.
Scrum-half: PAUL MARSHALL
The 32-year old has made 204 appearances for Ulster in a glittering career, scoring 24 tries, while he was also capped three times for Ireland, the last of which came in 2013.
Prop: ROB VICKERS
Vickers, 36, has played 260 times for Falcons, helping them reach the end-of-season Premiership play-offs for the first time in their history. He has spent his entire professional career at Kingston Park and was given a testimonial in September.
After 12 years at the club, Newcastle Falcons prop Rob Vickers will retire from playing rugby union at the end of the season. 👏
— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) May 1, 2018
Hooker: DAVID PAICE
The Australia-born hooker, who won the first of eight England international caps in 2008, is to bow out 15 years on from joining the Irish academy. After making his Irish debut in 2003, he has since made 288 appearances for the club – more than any other Exiles player in the professional era.
Thanks for all the kind messages. Been an amazing journey and thank you to everyone that has been apart of it. Looking forward to the next chapter. It would be great to see everyone at my last home game with @LiRFC on Sunday.
— David Paice (@david_paice) April 26, 2018
Prop: ADAM JONES
The Wales legend will conclude an 18-year career at Harlequins with 95 international caps to his name and three Grand Slam titles. The next step in Jones’ career will see him join the forwards coaching staff at the Twickenham Stoop where he will assist Graham Rowntree.
Thank you…. pic.twitter.com/QwOpRh25Cp
— Adam Jones (@adamjones3) March 25, 2018