Shock for sporting world as England legend dies

FORMER England rugby international Paul Rendall has passed away at the age of 69.

His demise comes after a battle with motor neurone disease. Nicknamed “The Judge,” he earned 28 caps for his country.

He retired shortly after the 1991 World Cup, where England reached the final but were defeated by Australia.

Throughout his playing career, he had a remarkable tenure at Wasps.

Rendall made his debut for England in the 1984 Five Nations tournament and was soon selected to tour South Africa with the Lions. He acquired his nickname during his inaugural tour, as he presided over the players’ “kangaroo court”.

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