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Final whistle for World Cup winner


WORLD CUP winner Jason Robinson has called time on his career once again.

Robinson initially hung up his boots after the 2007 World Cup and then returned to action with fourth-tier club Fylde last year.

But, after helping the Lancashire outfit win promotion to National League One, the 36-year-old has decided to call it a day once and for all.

Robinson won 51 caps for England, including seven as captain, and played in five Tests for the British and Irish Lions.

He told BBC Lancashire: "I have had a fantastic career and a good year with Fylde, especially with the promotion to National League One. But it is the right time to quit while I am ahead.

"When I look back and look at the stats, World Cups, Lions tours and Challenge Cups, I can certainly look back with some fantastic memories.

"I have ticked almost every box there is to tick, so it was a pretty easy decision.
"I need a knee operation and I have been thinking about retiring once and for all over the past couple of months.

"After 541 games of competitive rugby, I think the time is right to stop."
Robinson began his career in rugby league with Wigan and represented Great Britain before switching codes and joining Sale in 2000.

A devastating finisher, Robinson toured with the Lions in 2001 and 2005 and was a key member of England's victorious 2003 World Cup squad.

Robinson came out of international
retirement to help England reach the 2007 World Cup final under Brian Ashton, who he later linked up with at Fylde.

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