England’s most-capped rugby player Rochelle Clark announces retirement from international game after 15 years
- Rochelle Clark ends international career spanning 15 years and four World Cups
- The loosehead prop is her nation’s most capped player with 137 appearances
- The 37-year-old front row will continue playing for Wasps next season
England front row Rochelle Clark has brought down the curtain on an international career spanning 15 years and four World Cups.
The loosehead prop will continue playing for Wasps next season but after making 137 appearances for the Red Roses – a total that identifies her as the nation’s most capped rugby player – has opted to end her time with England.
The 37-year-old made her international debut in 2003 and was awarded an MBE for services to rugby after being involved in the 2014 World Cup triumph.
England front row Rochelle Clark has brought down the curtain on her international career
‘It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided it’s time to retire from international rugby,’ said Clark, who will continue in her roles as head coach of Chesham Stags and as a personal trainer.
‘I look back on my 15-year England career and think of the friends I have made and the opportunities we were given. I have shared some incredible experiences with so many great people.
‘The highlight has to be winning the 2014 World Cup, made all the more special having come close twice before.’
The loosehead prop (left) is her nation’s most capped player with 137 appearances