Wales and Ospreys star Paul James has been forced to retire from the game due to injury.
The 36-year-old hasn’t featured in a competitive match since coming on as a replacement during the Ospreys’ win over the Dragons on New Year’s Eve last year.
In a statement, the much-loved prop revealed that a shoulder injury has refused to heal despite two operations and rehabilitation.
He said: “I’m sad to say my time has come to an end. After two shoulder operations and a lot of rehab, I’m afraid that my shoulder hasn’t recovered.
“I would just like to thank everyone who has supported me over my career and has helped me achieve everything I did, especailly my wife Louise as she had to go through the highs and lows with me.