Nathan Sharpe available for Rugby Championship

Wallabies forward Nathan Sharpe has agreed to extend his career for another two months, enabling the 104-Test veteran to compete in the inaugural Rugby Championship which features former Tri Nations teams, plus Argentina.

Coach Robbie Deans confirmed this morning that Sharpe will be available for Australia's six Tests in the Rugby Championship following the hamstring injury to James Horwill that is likely to result in the Wallabies skipper missing the rest of the season. Sharpe will not be available for the spring tour to Europe in November, but lineout jumping will be a big asset to the Wallabies in the coming months, particularly against South Africa.

Sharpe was due to retire at the completion of the Western Force's Super Rugby season next month.

The story Nathan Sharpe available for Rugby Championship first appeared on WA Today.

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