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    Four more for the road: Sharpe to play on

    Nathan Sharpe will join the Wallabies on their tour of Europe. Photo: Reuters

    Nathan Sharpe has answered the mayday call from Australian rugby and will play on through the four-Test tour of Europe next month.

    It is understood the veteran lock and the ARU have come to an agreement that makes it possible for Sharpe to delay his retirement for a second time and finish his 111-Test career with the Wallabies against Wales in Cardiff on December 2.

    Sharpe, 34, had originally planned on retiring at the end of the Super Rugby season but agreed to play through the Rugby Championship and final Bledisloe match after a career-best performance in the three-Test series against Wales in Australia in June.

    The Wallabies's second-row stocks were ravaged by Dan Vickerman's forced retirement and a long-term injury to first-choice captain James Horwill.

    Australia plays France, England, Italy and Wales on tour next month.



    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/un...#ixzz28xQZbM9x

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    Should see him finish 7th on Most Test Matches Stats

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    Onya Sharpie

    Should see him finish 7th on Most Test Matches Stats
    Hertryk's just fainted

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    Despite the treatment he has received, again a case of the cream rising to the top.

    A true champion that we have all been privledged to watch and admire for the past seven years close up and personal.

    Cooper et al, time to back your bags and go elsewhere, rugby has always been a "hooligans" game played by gentleman, and here is a shining example.

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    Well said Tazz.

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    Very well said Tazz!! Multiple "praises"!!

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    Well said Taz

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    So. How do we get him to come home for another season?
    Anyone want to be a campaign leader?

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    relocate his kids back here

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholetruth View Post
    So. How do we get him to come home for another season?
    Anyone want to be a campaign leader?
    Can only be Hertryk, and I am sure many of us in the support roles

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    Sharpe to tour Europe with Wallabies

    Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe has again postponed his rugby retirement and confirmed he's available for Australia's tour to Europe next month.

    The Australian Rugby Union issued a statement Thursday saying Sharpe had extended his career, at the request of coach Robbie Deans, to help the Wallabies cover a long injury list.

    The 34-year-old Sharpe became Australia's most-capped international forward when he led the Wallabies to a gritty win at Argentina last weekend in his 111th test.

    He planned to retire after the upcoming test against New Zealand, but will now be available for tests against France, England, Italy and Wales.

    Sharpe became Australia's fourth captain of 2012 - behind James Horwill, David Pocock and Will Genia, who were all injured - and guided the Wallabies to home and away win over Argentina and an away loss in South Africa.

    ARU chief John O'Neill said the way Sharpe has "taken to the leadership in the face of adversity with the side losing three previous captains to injury, has been magnificent."

    "For them to finish second in the Rugby Championship despite the setbacks encountered during the campaign have been a testament to the contribution he made as captain."

    Sharpe, who was seemingly on the selection outer at last year's World Cup, had planned to retire after 2012 Super rugby season, but was enticed to continue after Horwill was injured.

    "Playing for Australia is something I have never taken for granted. As such, to be asked to continue beyond the deadline I had set for myself was both flattering but also a request that was very difficult to turn down," Sharpe said. "The opportunity to lead the Wallabies again on what will be a challenging but exciting tour was too tempting. It is not easy to say no to your country."

    Deans said Sharpe's influence on the injury-depleted squad "has been immense."

    "He is arguably playing the best rugby of his career," Deans said. "Sharpey's presence and leadership has been a constant throughout the year - one of the few aspects of continuity that we've had through a season that is probably without precedent in terms of disruption."

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    I don't suppose we could get Deans to convince Sharpie to play on for the next Super Rugby season?

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    Get to it Mr Foley

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    We could just use him as a Super sub just come on for the last 20. Not that he would want to do that. To much of a work ethic compared to some fat cats that will remain nameless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    relocate his kids back here
    Yep. That's it in a nutshell. It's all his ex-wife's fault!

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