Another English rugby international forced to retire

Updated: March 14, 2012

English international rugby has seen its second retirement in a week.

Less than a week after the stepping down of Lewis Moody due to injury;  ex England flanker Tom Rees has also been forced to call it a day due to recurring injury.  The 15 times capped forward suffered a knee injury in pre-season and has been forced to quit due to the injury that seemingly won’t heal.  He also missed most of last season due to knee injury.

Announcing the decision, the Wasps man told the club’s official website:

“I’m gutted that I have been forced to retire at a time when I feel I could have contributed so much more to my club.

“Whilst I will always think what might have been, I will also look back on my career and what I achieved with a great deal of pride.  Over the last nine years I have been privileged to take part in my hobby for a living, and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity.”

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