London Wasps and former England stalwart Josh Lewsey plans to retire from the game at end of the season.
In ten seasons with the double Heineken Cup champions the 32-year-old utility back has collected four Premiership titles, two domestic cups, a European Challenge Cup in 2003 and two Heineken Cup medals in 2004 and 2007. He has lined-out for the Londoners 259 times scoring 385 points for the Wasps to-date and was awarded an ERC Elite Award for 50 Heineken Cup caps.
Lewsey isn't planning on going away quietly and is still chasing a Heineken Cup place for Wasps next season with four rounds and would also love to add to his three British and Irish Lions test appearances during this summer's Tour to South Africa.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.