Former England full-back and wing Iain Balshaw announced his retirement from the game this week.
The ex-Bath and Biarritz man has succumbed to a knee injury, per The Guardian, who reported his tweet: “After 16 months of unsuccessful rehab it is finally time to call it a day on my rugby career.”
It was a career that brought 38 Tests and 13 international tries, totals that surely would have been higher but for a number of injuries that interrupted his progress.
Former England coach Brian Ashton previously said of Balshaw, per BBC Sport: "Iain is very good at taking a panoramic view of the game in front of him...His ability to read space, often at the last possible moment, is second to none."
So, as one of the most naturally gifted players of his time, here are Balshaw’s five best moments.