Former England U20 prop Alex Lundberg has been forced to retire from rugby after a nasty concussion, aged 25.
The loosehead joined Wasps amateurs as a six-year-old and worked his way through the academy to the senior ranks, earning England U20 honours along the way.
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So rugby has had to come to an end for me. No one really ever wants to have to give up playing but I’ve had a fair few injuries over the years anyway and the last 18months have been particularly tough struggling with a nasty concussion which has made retiring a bit of a no brainer (lol). I just want to say thank you to all the lads who have made playing and training such good fun (had some great games and some even better socials), the coaches who’ve helped me and backed me along the way, the physios who’ve rehabbed me and the S&Cs who’ve gone above and beyond at different points throughout my career (you know who you are). It is always quite daunting as to what comes next but I’m really excited to be launching @rockcap_ with @jackswillis Getting stuck into all things property has been a steep learning curve but good fun and good for my recovery over the last few months. Please give us a follow and take a look at our website, would to be great to have a chat with anyone who is interested in what we do. #retirement #rugby #property www.rockcap.uk
He was released at his own request in January 2018 after suffering a succession of injury problems.
Injury issues continues with Championship side Ealing Trailfinders, and on Wednesday he took to social media to share the news of his retirement.
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Josh Lewsey: Again proved his worth in the number 15 jersey. Made some dynamic runs and kept the pressure on the Aussie midfield. 7
Jason Robinson: Always looked dangerous with the ball. Had little chance stopping Australia’s try, but did his job at the other end touching down. 8
Will Greenwood: Handled the ball well with some creative touches and put in some big tackles but ultimately failed to shine. 6
Mike Tindall: More direct than creative, but did the job he was asked to do. Produced a vital clearance in the second half before making way for Mike Catt. 7
Ben Cohen: Worked tirelessly off the ball and did little wrong. Was given little opportunity to show his class with the ball. 6