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Vickery: Two Lions tours

Vickery: Two Lions tours

Sky Bet gives the career milestones of the former England captain, whose retirement was announced on Thursday.

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1976: Born March 14 in Barnstaple. Begins rugby career with Bude and later plays for Redruth.

1995: Joins Gloucester.

1998: February 21 - Makes England debut in Five Nations match against Wales after just 34 appearances at club level.

1999: Recovers from neck injury to play for England in the World Cup.

2001: Plays all three Tests for the British and Irish Lions against Australia.

2002: Captains a below-strength England to Test victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires.

2003: February - Misses England's Grand Slam campaign after suffering a disc injury.

October - Plays in every World Cup match and starts the final as England beat Australia 20-17.

2005: Misses the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand with a broken arm.

2006: Requires a third back operation. Leaves Gloucester after 11 years and signs three-year deal with Wasps.

2007: January 2 - Appointed England captain by new head coach Brian Ashton for the Six Nations

May - Wins the Heineken Cup with Wasps.

October - Captains England to the World Cup final, where they are eventually beaten by South Africa.

2008: Wins the Guinness Premiership title with Wasps.

2009: Selected for the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa. Starts the first Test defeat and the third Test victory.

October - Requires neck surgery after a scrum collapses in a game against Racing Metro.

2010: October 28 - Announces his retirement after suffering another neck injury.

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