Wales legend Sam Warburton has retired from professional rugby – leaving behind him a distinguished career at the very top.
The 29-year-old led his country to Grand Slam glory in 2012 before winning the Championship again a year later.
The Cardiff Blues flanker was captain of Wales 49 times, more than any other player and his exploits haven’t gone unnoticed.
Social media has been awash with tributes for Warburton with praise coming in from players and fans alike.
Teammates and rivals joined together to wish the Welsh legend all the best
Nations and clubs from around the world did not hold back in expressing their admiration for the Grand Slam winner
It wasn’t only rugby players who paid tribute to the Welsh legend as the world of sport stopped to commemorate Warburton’s career
Warburton’s career has been littered with ground breaking numbers and they were on full display
The Welsh wonder has been an idol for many and fans flocked to Twitter using #ThanksWarby to leave their mark