Nathan Sharpe is one of Australia’s most decorated rugby players. He has left an indelible impression on the game. His list of distinctions are many. He retired as Captain of his country becoming Australia’s most capped forward with 116 tests and the second most capped player ever. His durability saw him become the most capped player in Super Rugby history with 154 games for the Queensland Reds and Western Force.
Nathan played in three Rugby World Cup campaigns. In his final year of international rugby in 2012, he was awarded, for the second time, the prestigious John Eales Medal, for Wallaby Player of the Year.
“Sharpie” will continue to be a popular and profiled member of the rugby community. He is respected worldwide for both his on-field efforts and engaging and affable off-field contributions. His presence on the field will be missed, but his legend will remain for years to come.