Phil Vickery has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect.
Phil Vickery yesterday maintained that he will never give up on playing for England. The 34-year-old Wasps prop is fit again after undergoing a fourth neck operation last season but he was left out of Martin Johnson's 32-man senior England squad.
Dominic Waldouck has signed a new three-year deal at Wasps and been appointed one of the club's two new vice-captains. Waldouck takes on the vice-captaincy role with hooker Rob Webber.
The Rugby Football Union would block proposals to expand the Guinness Premiership from 12 to 14 clubs.
When it comes to flying the flag, no club does it better than Wasps.
Phil Vickery has backed the idea of an expanded 14-team Guinness Premiership - but he does not want to see the end of promotion and relegation.
It saddens me to see our great foes so hard up for cash – let's hope they are back in the black soon
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