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Where are they now? Wasps 2007 Heineken Cup winners


The lock put in a monumental shift for the club between 1997 and 2011 and played a key part in all the club success in this period. A record 339 games for the club, 25 tries and that iconic drop-goal he slotted against Bath in 2000. He went onto play for Toulon between 2011 and 2013 before hanging up his boots. He is now director of Rugby Hospitality company Set Piece Events.

DID YOU KNOW: Shaw became the first player ever to play in 200 Premiership matches


The second-row signed for Stade Français in the summer of 2009 before returning to  Wasps from France on a two-year deal for the next season. In 2014 it was announced that Palmer would join Gloucester Rugby at the end of the season. He later joined Italy region Benetton Treviso in the Pro12 from the 2015-16 season before ending his career as a medical joker for French club Bordeaux Begles in the Top 14 for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

DID YOU KNOW: He has a degree in physics


He made his third World Cup in 2007, making five appearances including a replacement bow in the final loss to South Africa. He toured New Zealand with England in the summer of 2008 before winning a call-up into their squad for the 2009 Six Nations. He was selected for the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa and missed the first two Test defeats but started the third Test victory in Johannesburg. After retiring in 2011, Worsley is now the defence coach of French top 14 team Bordeaux Begles.

DID YOU KNOW: Worsley joined Wasps at the age of 16 and soon became the youngest player to represent England U21 after helping England Schools to a Grand Slam in 1995.


On 10 March 2012, Rees was forced to retire from Rugby on the advice he received after sustaining a knee injury. The back-rower is now currently pursuing a career in medicine at Imperial College.

DID YOU KNOW: He represented England at senior, Under-21, Under-19, Under-18 and Under-16 levels


Retired in 2008 helping Wasps win the Guinness Premiership final at a sold-out Twickenham in his last professional game. He went on to work as an analyst for ITV during the 2011 Rugby World Cup and co-commentated on the semi-final match between Australia and New Zealand before setting up the Dallaglio Foundation which has raised millions of pounds for charity through gruelling cycling challenges. Now BT Sport’s lead rugby union expert.

DID YOU KNOW: In the early 1990s he turned down an invitation to play for Ireland
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