Bristol star leaves with immediate effect, quitting rugby aged 20
Tyrese Johnson-Fisher will depart Bristol Bears with immediate effect, the club have confirmed.
The winger – who joined in the summer – has taken the decision to pursue other opportunities outside of professional rugby.
— Tyrese Johnson-Fisher🦁 (@tj_athlete) February 10, 2020
Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: “Tyrese came to see me on Monday and explained his thought process. He was grateful for the opportunity and we appreciate his honesty.
“We support Tyrese’s decision to develop his career away from the sport and thank him for his efforts over the past six months.”
Johnson-Fisher has pace to burn and won the 60m National Indoor Finals in 6.89 seconds and ranked third in the country in the U17 100m sprint with his time of 10.73 seconds.
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He played as a winger at Leicester’s academy before moving to the United States.
In 2018 became the first non-American player to feature in the All-America High School Football Game.
When representing his school, he also produced a spectacular display of finishing, scoring four tries to take his side to their first NatWest Schools Cup Under-15 final in 10 years.