retirement

Greg Inglis announces retirement after 2020 season

Inglis made the announcement via a video sent out to Rabbitohs club members.

"[It's] a decision I've made purely on my own, and something I've been thinking about in the last two-and-a-half months. At the end of 2020, I'll be hanging up the boots,

"I'll be giving away the game, but staying around this club hopefully for a long time after I retire," he said.

"For the next two years, I'll be giving everything I can to this great club. 2019 will be my last representative season, therefore next year, I'll be solely concentrating on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Habana to hang up boots

The 34-year-old winger, whose contract at French club Toulon expires in June, confirmed the news on Instagram.

"The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I've welcomed it in for a drink." he said.

Habana scored 67 tries in the 124 Test appearances he made for the Springboks and his last international appearance was in 2016 when he was also vice-captain.

The electric winger underwent knee surgery last year and has struggled to make an impact at Toulon this season.

Former Wales prop Jones to retire

Jones on Sunday announced that he will hang up his boots 18 years after making his professional debut for Neath.

The veteran front-row forward, who went on two British and Irish Lions tours, will remain at Harlequins as assistant forwards coach on a full-time basis when his playing days come to an end.

"I'll be officially retiring from playing at the end of the season. I've had a great career and never thought I'd go on to achieve what I have." said Jones.

Elton John to retire after three-year world tour

The 70-year-old singer, who is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world, said his priorities have changed after becoming a parent to two children with his husband David Furnish.

"I love them so much. I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me," he said. "I've had a good run."

John said he has been on the road since he was 17.

He denied British media reports that he was quitting touring because of ill health.

Michalak calls time

The 35-year-old ends his career as France's all-time leading scorer with 436 points from 77 caps, having won Six Nations Grand Slams in 2002, 2004 and 2010 and competed at three World Cups.

His club career has taken in Toulouse, Toulon and his current club Lyon, as well as two spells in South Africa with the Sharks.

Quoted by Le 10 Sport, he said: "After a long period of reflection and despite an offer from a club, I am calling an end to my career at the end of this season.

Idris announces surprise retirement

Idris took a break from the sport in 2016 but returned with Wests Tigers this year, though an anterior cruciate ligament injury ended his season in May.

He featured for New South Wales in the opening game of the 2010 State of Origin series and his sole appearance for the Kangaroos came in the 2011 Anzac Test against New Zealand.

In a statement on his Instagram page, Idris wrote: "Thank you all for sharing this game and journey with me unfortunately due to injury it's ended my time at 27 in this great game.

Nick Evans to retire from rugby

Evans, who began his career at Otago as a full-back, made his test debut for New Zealand against England in 2004 and won a total of 16 caps, scoring 103 points. He last played for the All Blacks at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

The 36-year-old joined English Premiership side Harlequins in 2008 and went on to make 206 appearances for the club, scoring a club record 2,217 points with 30 tries, 309 conversions, 476 penalties and seven drop goals.

Naval Captain Satisi Vunipola retires

The retirement ceremony was held at Masefield Naval Base, Touliki yesterday. The Minister of Defence Lord Ma’afu was the guest of honour including the relatives and close friends of Captain Vunipola.

Captain (Navy) Vunipola enlisted in His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) on the 4 September 1977. He has been holding the appointment of Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff Support Command since 2013.