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Lewis Moody: Won 71 caps for England

Lewis Moody: Won 71 caps for England

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Following his retirement from the England team, we look back on the career of popular flanker Lewis Moody.

1978: Born June 12 in Ascot, Berkshire.

1996: Comes through the academy ranks at Leicester, going on to make his senior debut against Boroughmuir while still attending Oakham School.

1997: A member of the England Colts side that won the Madrid Sevens.

1999: Wins the first of seven Premiership titles with the Tigers.

2000: Retains Premiership title with Leicester.

2001: Wins the first of two Heineken Cups with the Tigers; Makes his senior England debut against Canada on June 2.

2003: Part of England's Grand Slam-winning Six Nations squad; Plays in all seven matches as England win the World Cup; Awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours.

2005: Wins three caps for the British & Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand.

2007: After missing the Six Nations through injury, Moody wins 50th international cap in England's World Cup quarter-final win over Australia and features in all seven matches at the tournament.

2008: Ruptures an Achilles tendon in the first match of the Six Nations against Wales and misses a total of nine months after also undergoing ankle and hip surgery.

2009: Breaks his ankle prior to Six Nations but returns in time for the November internationals.

2010: Captains England for the first time in a Six Nations clash with France; Leaves Leicester after 14 seasons to join Bath on a three-year deal.

2011: A knee injury rules Moody out of the Six Nations; becomes only 16th player to make more than 70 appearances for England in a World Cup victory over Scotland; Announces retirement from international rugby after 71 caps and nine tries for his country.

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