OVER AND OUT | Worsley retires from rugby

FORMER England international Joe Worsley announced his retirement yesterday after conceding defeat in his battle to overcome a persistent neck injury. The 34-year-old Wasps stalwart, capped 78 times by his country, admitted he knew the end was nigh during England’s pre-World Cup training camp. He said: “Re-starting contact work during the World Cup camp made it obvious that I could not continue.”