England and Exeter speedster Jack Nowell has vowed to dump alcohol completely until he hangs up his rugby boots following a horror run of injuries.
The 28-year-old, who had seen his international career stall having not pulled on the famous white jersey since the 2019 Rugby World Cup, has been hampered by injuries to his toe, hamstring and knee.
Nowell revealed to The Times that ‘he noticed that recovering from nights out at the weekend was getting more difficult.’
Nowell, who ironically is part owner of the Swordfish Inn pub in Cornwall, 8, hopes the change will help him regain his England place.
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Five great pubs owned by rugby stars
Happy Pubmas eve everybody! With two of the five pubs on this list owned by Irish Rugby legends, it should come as no surprise that Guinness is one of their best selling drinks.
1. Gareth Steenson – The Stand-Off
The Stand-Off, which is owned by the Exeter legend, opened its doors after a major refurb in 2018. Steeno teamed up with Carl Rimmer, one of his former Exeter Chiefs playing colleagues, and recruited former Woodbury Park manager Joe Hammond to oversee the project.