Former Wales and British and Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has announced his retirement with immediate effect.
Hibbard played 38 Wales internationals and three Tests for the Lions on the 2013 successful tour of Australia.
RICHARD HIBBARD DREAM TEAM:
1. Paul James – My old Ospreys front row partner is a hell of a scrummager. He did really well for Bath in the Premiership before returning home to the Liberty Stadium last summer.
2. Bismarck du Plessis – Massive bloke and hell of a player. We had some great battles over the years. The Springbok is one of the hardest man you’ll ever come up against on a rugby pitch.
3. Adam Jones – I have to pick my mate here. At the height of his career he was amazing and the scrum was going only one way with him at tighthead.
4. Alun Wyn Jones – He’s been a great leader over the years at the Ospreys and for Wales now, too.
5. Ian Evans – He formed a great second-row partnership with Alun Wyn at all level whether it was for the Ospreys, Wales or the Lions.