Sean Lamont will bring the curtain down on a 17-year career at the end of the season
The 36-year-old won 105 caps for Scotland between 2004 and 2016
“Unless they beg me to stay another year, I think I’m done,” he said
Glasgow wing Sean Lamont has confirmed he will retire from rugby at the end of the season, calling time on a 17-year career in the game.
The 36-year-old, who has 105 Scotland caps to his name, has decided to move away from playing after a long and impressive career.
“Unless they beg me to stay another year, I think I’m done,” he told BBC Sport.
“I have had a great run and enjoyed every single moment but it is time to step aside. I am not going to flog a dead horse, although some might say I’ve been two years dead anyway!
“I love the sport, I love being in it and I love the guys I work with. But I just don’t have the gas anymore. I can’t get through those holes I see. I can still truck it up a distance, but there is definitely a blunting of the axe.
“It is disappointing it is coming to the end but I am 36 and I have done pretty well considering, when you look at the guys in the Scotland squad. Even if I was just arriving at my peak I don’t think I would get in the current side.”
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@sflamont Will be very sorry to see you go .You’ve been an inspiration .I wish you and your family well for the future#Wearewarriors
— Warrior Fan🏈 (@h_mccready) March 21, 2017
Sean Lamont to say goodbye to an incredible career. A Scottish legend?
— CS (@csrugby16) March 21, 2017
— MunsterBecks (@Beckinder) March 21, 2017