CONFIRMED: Winger Tim Visser will not play for Scotland again - Ruck

CONFIRMED: Winger Tim Visser will not play for Scotland again

Scotland wing Tim Visser today announced his decision to retire from international rugby.

Born in Zeewolde, Netherlands, Visser scored 14 tries in 33 appearances in a five-year spell for his adopted country that began after qualifying on residency grounds in 2012.

Visser said: “Playing for Scotland has been the biggest honour of my life. I feel it has been even more special by not being my country of birth but where I had grown to call home.

“Being asked to play for a top nation in world rugby and being accepted by my teammates as one of their own has been incredible.

“I can still remember my home debut against the All Blacks at BT Murrayfield as if it were yesterday and the emotions that it brought me. However International rugby brings many challenges and, with a young family, the time away from home has been hard.

“I also feel that Scotland is in a fantastic place with some great young talent coming through and now is my time to free up the space for them to develop.

“I want to thank everyone associated with Scottish rugby and of course my family and my wife Laura for supporting me through it all.

“Six incredible years with Edinburgh has led me down to Harlequins and I feel now is the time to say goodbye to international rugby and concentrate on my club career.”

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