Sam Warburton announced his shock retirement from rugby on Wednesday, following a battle with injuries.
Warburton led his country to Grand Slam glory in 2012 and also captained the Lions on two tours.
As tributes for the flanker pour in, we pick out the best Opta statistics from his career.
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49 – The flanker captained Wales on 49 occasions, more than any other player.
53 – In total, Warburton won 53 Test caps as captain, with his last such game coming as a 28-year-old. No other player has led a side out in 50+ Tests before turning 29 (Will Carling the next best on 44).
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2 – Warburton became just the second player after Martin Johnson to lead the Lions on two tours, after he was named captain for the 2013 tour to Australia and the 2017 series in New Zealand. The Lions were unbeaten in both series (won 2-1 v Australia, tied 1-1 v NZ).
4 – Only Johnson and Ronnie Dawson (both six) have more Test caps as captain of the British and Irish Lions than Warburton (four, level with eight players).
7 – He is the seventh youngest player to captain Wales in a Test match, the second youngest forward to do so, as well as the youngest in the professional era.
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